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Taxi driver in trouble for kidnapping 10 children

The police arraigned a 25-year-old taxi driver, on Wednesday Kenneth Edet, in a Grade I Area Court in Mpape, Abuja, for allegedly kidnapping 10 children.

The police charged Edet, who lives in Mpape, with one count of abduction.

The Prosecution Counsel, Mr Edwin Ochayi, told the court that the case was reported at the Mpape Police Station on June 22.

Ochayi alleged that the defendant was apprehended at a burial ground in Mashafa Village by some people when they heard a sound coming from his car.

He said that the children were aged between 12 and 18 years.

Ochayi said that during police investigation, the defendant could not give satisfactory answer as to where he was taking them to .

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Section 272 of the Penal Code.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Judge, Salihu Ibrahim, admitted the the defendant to bail in the sum of N300, 000 with one surety each in like sum.

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