A 44-year old man identified as David Adetoro has been alleged of kidnapping a two-year-old baby boy on Tuesday, September 8.
The suspect who appeared in Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun on Friday, September 2, is facing a two-count charge of stealing and conspiracy.
According to the Prosecutor, Inspector E.O. Adaraloye, the crime was committed at about 4:30 p.m at Oju-Ore, Ota in Ogun State.
Adaraloye explained that the defendant and his partners in crime conspired to kidnap a two-year-old baby, Marvelous Oluwole, when the mother sent him and his eldest brother, Kehinde Oluwole, on an errand.
He alleged that the defendant and a woman were standing together when they called Kehinde and his younger brother to come over. They gave Kehinde money to buy biscuits while leaving Marvelous with them.
Adaraloye said the duo had fled with Marvelous before Kehinde returned from the errand.
He said the defendant was arrested after the case was reported at the Onipanu Police Station by Kehinde’s mother.
The Prosecutor said the offences violated Sections 371(1) and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.
In response to the charge, the defendant pleaded guilty.
Mrs A.O. Adeyemi, the magistrate, allowed the defendant to bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The case was adjourned until October 8 for trial.