An Osogbo Senior Magistrates' Court on Thursday ordered that Hannah Akinwalehimi, 22, remanded in prison custody for allegedly kidnapping a seven-day-old baby.
The police prosecutor, Sgt.Elisha Olusegun, told the court that Akinwalehimi committed the offence at about 2.30 p.m. on Oct. 22 at Oke-Asa compound, Iree in Boripe Local Government Area of Osun.
According to Olusegun, the accused entered the room of Mr and Mrs Jelili Aderemi and carried the baby ``with intent to deprive the parents access to the baby.'' The prosecutor said that the offence was contrary to and punishable under Section 371(1) of the Criminal Code Cap 34, Vol 11, Laws of Osun, 2003.
The accused pleaded not guilty and her counsel, Mr S.P. Ogundari, made an oral application for her bail. The Senior Magistrate, Mr Olusola Aluko, instructed the counsel to file a formal bail application and ordered the accused to be remanded in prison custody.
Aluko adjourned the case to Nov. 16. In another development, a 50-year-old woman, Yemisi Olalekan, was on Thursday arraigned before an Osogbo Senior Magistrates' Court for allegedly engaging two teenagers in prostitution.
Police prosecutor, Sgt. Elisha Olusegun, said the accused sometimes in December 2011 at Ade compound, Ipetumodu, Ife North Local Government Area of Osun, exploited the two girls, 14 and 16 respectively by engaging them in prostitution.
Olusegun alleged that the accused detained the girls and allowed different men to have unlawful carnal knowledge of them in a manner of prostitution. The accused was also alleged to have threatened to eliminate the teenagers if they revealed the acts to anyone. He said the offences contravened sections 222, 226, 86, of the Criminal Code Cap 34, Vol 11, Laws of Osun, 2003.
The prosecutor also added that the offences were contrary to section 28(a) of the State Child’s Right Law, 2007. The accused pleaded not guilty and her counsel, Mr Abiodun Afolabi, applied for her bail. The Senior Magistrate, Mr Olusola Aluko, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Aluko ordered that the sureties should reside within the court’s jurisdiction and that their addresses must be verified by the police in charge of the case. He also said that the sureties should provide two clear passport photographs of themselves and evidence of tax payment. He adjourned the case to Dec. 3 for mention at Ipetumodu Magistrate’s Court.