A 27-year-old man, Idris Umai who allegedly abducted and defiled a teenager has been remanded in a correctional centre in Lagos.
His remand was ordered by an Ogudu Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
The Magistrate, Mrs M.O Tanimola, did not take the plea of Umai, pending legal advice from the state Director of Public Prosecutions.
She adjourned the case until May 5, for mention.
Umai, who resides in Mile 12, Ketu in Lagos is charged with abduction and defilement.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp Donjour Perezi said Umai committed the offence on Oct. 2022 in Sanusi Estate, Mile 12, Lagos.
Perezi alleged that Umai took the 17-year-old girl close to her house, on her way back from school.
”The defendant conspired with one Faziya Abubakar, Mohammed Motali, Abubakar Mohammed, Amina Aminu and Aisha Ibrahim all of Mile 12 to abduct the girl,” he said.
The offence, he said, contravenes the provisions of sections 173 and 268 of the Criminal Lawn of Lagos 2015.
Section 268 states that “Any person who, with intent to marry or have sexual intercourse with a female of any age, or to cause her to be married, takes her away or detains her against her will is guilty of a felony and is liable to seven years imprisonment if found guilty”