Woman on Trial for Kidnapping 2-Year-Old

Woman on Trial for Kidnapping 2-Year-Old

Blessing Omaye, 25, has been arraigned before a Yaba Magistrate’s Court for allegedly stealing a two-year-old child, Daniel Iwaleyin, from his parents.

According to a source, Omaye has “fraudulently stolen the child” in June 2013 at Mojoyinola Street, Bariga, Lagos.

The charge read, “That you, Blessing Omaye, on June 12, 2013 at 5.15pm at No. 2, Mojoyinola Street, Bariga in the Lagos Magisterial District did forcibly and fraudulently take away, detain, and steal one Daniel Iwaleyin,m, age 2 years from the possession of his parentS and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 275(1)(a)(b) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos state Nigeria, 2011.”

When the charge was read to her, the accused pleaded not guilty. The defence counsel pleaded that she be granted bail in liberal terms.

The magistrate, Mrs. S.K Matepo, granted Omaye bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum who should be relations of the accused.

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