In Lagos: Man in court over alleged attempted murder, kidnapping

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He said the accused and his accomplice, a naval officer, held one Adebayo Adeyemi against his will, inside the boot of a Mercedes Benz.

A 29-year-oldman, Henry Eze, was on Thursday arraigned in a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on a five count-count charge, bordering on conspiracy, attempted murder, kidnapping, breach of public peace and assault.

Eze of no fixed address, however, denied all the allegations levelled against him.

The prosecutor, Insp. Roman Unuigbe, had told the court that the defendant and one other still at large, committed the offences on March 15, about 5 p.m. at Ilogbo Eremi, Lagos

He said the accused and his accomplice, a naval officer, held one Adebayo Adeyemi against his will, inside the boot of a Mercedes Benz ‘C’ Class with Reg. No. KTU197 EP.

Unuigbe alleged that the accused tortured Adeyemi with an iron rod, before dumping him inside the boot of his car and drove him round for hours until he became unconscious.

He explained that the accused and his accomplice, who accosted the complainant (Adeyemi) on allegations of forging a receipt, conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause breach of peace.

The offences, Unuigbe said, contravened Sections 44 (4), 173, 230 (b), 271 (1) and 411 of the Criminal Laws Cap C17, Vol.3 Laws of Lagos State, Nigeria 2015.

The Magistrate, Mr P. A. Ojo, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Ojo adjourned the case until June 21 for trial.



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