The Police in Lagos on Monday charged two men with kidnapping one Maxwell Obiahuoko before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court.
The accused, 28-year-old Alani Saheed, of No. 2, Sadiku St., Papa Ajao, Mushin, and 50-year-old Ozor Stephen, who resides at No. 11, Adebanjo St., Surulere, are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and kidnapping.
Both men pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, Insp. Godwin Anyanwu, had told the court that the duo, and others still at large, on June 18, between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Ikate, in Surulere, conspired to kidnap Obiahuoko.
He said that the accused also had the intention of causing bodily harm to their captive.
Anyanwu said that Obiahuoko was still being detained at an unknown destination against his will.
``He has been denied access to his relations or access to the law court,’’ Anyanwu said.
The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 269 and 409 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State.
The Magistrate, Patrick Adekomaya, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50,000 each with two sureties each in like sum.
He said that the sureties, who should be employees of a limited liability company, should also show evidence of tax payment to Lagos State Government.
Adekomaya adjourned the case to Aug. 6 for mention.