Abduction: One Mr. Chibuzor Elikee has been reported to have allegedly kidnapped a three-year-old girl on the premises of Mountain of Fire and Prayer Ministries, Lagos, and has asked the family for N1.6m cash, and N5,000 recharge cards as ransom.
The incident of abduction happened on March 24, at 12.30 p.m, Prosecutor, Inspector Chinalu Uwadione, told the court on Friday.
The prosecutor alleged that Elikee and others who are still at large conspired and kidnapped Esther Ojo, 3, whose whereabouts is still unknown.
He alleged that Elikee also demanded N1.6m to secure her release and N5,000 recharge cards from Mr. James Ojo, Esther’s father.
At his arraignment at Ebute Metta Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday, the magistrate ordered that Elikee be remanded in prison.
Chief Magistrate A.O. Adedayo remanded Elikee at the Kirikiri Prisons, pending the outcome of legal advice from the State’s Director of Public Prosecutions.
Adedayo adjourned the matter until June 10 for the DPP’s advice.
Uwadione said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 2(ii), 3 and 6 of the Kidnapping Prohibition Laws of Lagos State, 2017.
Abduction is a serious offebce under the criminal and penal code