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Lagos Beggar Arrested for Allegedly Trying to Kidnap Toddler



Beggar Nabbed Trying to Kidnap Toddler BellaNaijaLagos (NAN) – A beggar, Gboyega Dauda, who allegedly attempted to kidnap a toddler, Ismail Abdullahi, was on Tuesday, charged before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court,  Lagos.

Dauda, 31, of no fixed address is standing trial on a one-count charge of attempted kidnap.

The Prosecutor, Koti Aondohemba, told the court that the offence was committed on Sept. 8, at about 4 p.m., at No. 15, Idita St., Elegbata, Lagos Island.

Aondohemba alleged that the accused attempted to run away with the toddler, but was caught.

“But as he crossed the road, some passers-by who noticed the strange movement of the accused quickly apprehended him before he could abscond with the boy,’’ the prosecutor said.

Aondohemba said that the offence contravened Section 404(2) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

Dauda, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge levelled against him.

The Magistrate, M.L. Owolabi, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000  with two sureties in like sum and adjourned  the case till Oct. 10, for report on legal advice.

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  1. Non professional opinion

    September 9, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    I’m confused about how a person with no fixed address can be granted bail.


      September 10, 2014 at 2:28 am

      He is a homeless beggar, so the judge probably feels he won’t be able to meet up with the bail conditions.
      Who’s gonna stand as surety for a homeless kidnapper?
      What Is Your Relationship Or Marriage Deal Breaker?

    • benny

      September 10, 2014 at 11:48 am

      he is not a homeless beggar, he is a kidnapper masquerading as a homeless beggar. he has people he supplies these kids to. this is the latest M.O in child theft. it was a mad man in our area 3 days ago. i’ve never even heard of a mad man in this part of abuja. never seen even beggars but somehow this madman came and of course we ignored him cos we cnsider them the lowest part f society to be ignored. we think they are the victims and ignore them. that is how they carry out these acts. our own mad man was caught trying to kidnap 3 kids. they almost killed him. the lynching was bad. he reportedly lost an eye before the police showed up.

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