Woman, daughter arraigned for abduction in Benin

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BY GABRIEL       ENOGHOLASE
BENIN— A woman, Magdalene Ohenhen, 47, and her daughter, Grace,  23, have been arraigned by the Police in Edo State magistrate’s court for allegedly abducting a 19-year-old girl, one Miss Precious Ogiefa.

The duo are being charged for conspiracy to commit felony and unlawful abduction and if convicted, they are liable to seven years imprisonment.

Police prosecutor, Sylvester Omor, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP,  told the court that the accused conspired to commit the felony on March 22, at Noghahase Str., off First East Circular road, Benin where they abducted Miss Precious Ogiefa.

According to the prosecutor, the accused capitalized on the girl’s health challenges to abduct her contrary to the provisions of sections 516 and 361 of the Criminal Code.
He said it was the victim’s father, Mr. Paul Ogiefa, who lodged a report with the police, accused the suspects of abducting his daughter.

When  the charges were read to them, they pleaded not guilty and Chief Magistrate Mike Osayi admitted them to bail in the sum of N300,000 each with one surety each in like sum.
He adjourned the case till May 15, 2014 for hearing.

…2 for impersonation
In another development, two persons, Faruke Usman, 25 and Shehu Abubakar, 23, have been arraigned before an Oredo Magistrates Court for alleged impersonation.

Police prosecutor, Mr. Sylvester Omor, told the court that on April 14, 2014, the accused presented themselves as Army officers before the public in Benin-City and fought with a police officer, Ahonle Igein, thereby committing an offence contrary to sections 109 and 351 of the Criminal Code.

The accused persons, however, pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge and were granted bail in the sum of N50,000 with a surety in like sum.

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