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Teenager In Court For Kidnapping Minor

A teenager, Yusuf Obaka, who allegedly kidnapped a 17-year-old girl, on Wednesday appeared in a Grade I Area Court in Mpape, Abuja.

The police charged Obaka, 18, who lives in Mpape with criminal conspiracy, and abduction.

The Prosecutor, Stanley Nwaforaku, told the court that one Joseph Ogbeche, father of the victim, reported the matter on November 17 at the Mpape Police Station.

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He alleged that the defendant criminally conspired with one Shedrack, now at large and unlawfully abducted the victim for one month and one week.

The prosecution alleged that the defendant confessed  to the crime during police investigation.

He said the offence contravened the provisions of  sections 97 and 272 of the Penal Code.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

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The Judge, Salihu Ibrahim, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N200,000 with one surety in like sum.

He,thereafter, adjourned the case until November 25 for hearing.



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