The police on Tuesday arraigned a 25-year-old furniture maker, Shola Adeboyo, of Lugbe Village, Abuja at an Abuja Senior Magistrates' Court charged with abduction.
The police prosecutor, Cpl. Pascal Njoku, told the court that the offence was committed on Jan. 27, and was reported to the police by one Boladale Bolale of Army Housing Scheme, Kurudu Abuja.
Njoku said that on Jan. 26, the accused abducted the complainant’s house maid, one Tope Ajimo of the same address and kept her for one month.
He added that during investigation, it was discovered that Tope was two months pregnant.
Njoku said that the offence contravened Section 272 of the Penal Code.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Senior Magistrate, Mr Christopher Oba, granted him bail in the sum of N50,000 with a surety, who must reside within the court's jurisdiction and must also be a civil servant or must has a landed property.
He adjourned the case to March 12 for hearing. (NAN)