A 34-year-old suspected fraudster disguised as a driver appeared in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Thursday September 15 for allegedly attempting to kidnap a passenger.
The accused, Roland Emmanuel, who resides at 23, Emmanuel St., Ojota, Lagos State, is charged with conspiracy and attempted kidnapping.
The prosecutor, Insp Funmilayo Akinleye, told the court that the accused committed the offenses on July 29 in the Majidun area of Ikorodu, Lagos State.
Akinleye said the complainant, Shukurat Abdulahi, boarded a bus from Ikorodu to Ketu and on the way one of the bus passengers took out a handkerchief and rubbed it on her.
Akinleye said the complainant set off an alarm which attracted other motorists and that there was heavy traffic and the accused, who was driving the bus, was apprehended while other suspects escaped.
According to the prosecutor, the alleged offenses contravene Sections 406 and 411 of the Lagos State Criminal Act, 2015.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.
The Magistrate, Mrs. OO Fajana, granted him bail in the amount of N200,000 with two bails of a similar amount.
Fajana adjourned the case until September 28 for citation.