A suspected kidnapper, who was caught while allegedly chanting incantation and sprinkling alligator pepper on a toddler’s head, has been arraigned before a Chief Magistrate’s court in Ebute Meta, Lagos State.
The suspected kidnapper, Tunde Adebiyi, was alleged to have attempted to hypnotise and kidnap the toddler in Mushin area of the state when he was caught.
Adebiyi, 30, had appeared before Chief Magistrate Mr. Tajudeen Elias yesterday on a charge for attempted kidnap, which he pleaded ‘not guilty’ to.
The prosecutor, Kehinde Omosakin, told the court that the accused had attempted to kidnap the minor between December 10 and 11 at No. 25, Ojo St., Mushin, a Lagos suburb.
According to the prosecutor, the accused was found chanting incantation on the toddler’s head and had alligator pepper in his mouth which was to hypnotise the toddler.
The offences contravene Section 4 of the Anti-Kidnapping Prohibition Law of Lagos State, 2017.
The magistrate admitted the accused to a bail of N500,000, with two responsible sureties in like sum.
He, however, adjourned the case until January 15 for mention. (NAN)