Driver arraigned over abduction of policeman

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LAGOS — A 32-year-old  driver, Ikechukwu Stephen,Thursday, appeared before a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos charged with abducting a policeman.

Stephen, who resides at Block 1, Room 4, NavyTown, Ojo, Lagos, is facing a five-count charge bordering on abduction and driving without particulars.

The prosecutor, Cpl. Gbenga Salami, told the court that the accused, on December 3, resisted arrest by Cpl. Christian Mokobia, and carried him in his bus to an unknown destination.

Salami said that the offence was committed at the Orile Bus Stop, Iganmu, Lagos.

He said the accused drove a Volkswagen bus with number plate KSF318XC, and caused obstruction on the Lagos-Badagry expressway.

Salami said that the policeman entered the bus at the bus stop and directed the driver to proceed to the Orile Police Station over the infraction, but he headed towards IganmuBridge

He said that when the accused was eventually apprehended, it was discovered that he had no vehicle particulars and driver’s licence.

However, the accused pleaded not guilty.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs F.B. Lawal, granted him bail in the sum of N50,000 with a surety in like sum, and adjourned the case to Jan. 20, 2014 for mention.


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