Infant Kidnap: Lagos court slams N1m bail on woman over alleged theft of 2 babies

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The Chief Magistrate, Mr A.T. Elias, who announced the bail condition, also granted the accused two responsible sureties in like sum.

A 30-year-old, Faith Uche, who allegedly stole two 10-day old babies in Badagry area of Lagos State, was on Wednesday released on N1 million bail on the orders of an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr A.T. Elias, who announced the bail condition, also granted the accused two responsible sureties in like sum.

The accused, whose address is unknown, was arraigned for a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.

She, however, entered a `not guilt’ plea.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Kehinde Omisakin, had told the court that the offences were committed on April 3 in Badagry.

She said the accused, who was caught with two 10-day old babies, could not give a satisfactory account on how she came about them when quizzed.

This gave rise to the suspicion that she might have stolen the babies, Omisakin said.

The offences contravened Sections 277 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that child stealing attracts 14 years imprisonment, while conspiracy carries two years.

Further hearing has been scheduled for May 24. 



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