Three commercial cyclists, Koffi David, Hakimi Adamu, and Saidu Ibrahim, who allegedly abducted a housewife and threatened to kill the husband, were on Thursday arraigned at an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.
The accused, David, 20, Adamu, 22, and Ibrahim, 22, all of No. 9, Bank Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, are standing trial on a three-count charge of conspiracy, abduction and threat to life.
They pleaded not guilty to all the counts.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Ingobo Emby , told the court that the accused committed the alleged offences on July 4, at 11:30p.m. at No. 9, Flood Gate close, Alasia Ajah, Lagos.
He said that the accused conspired and abducted one Hadiza Goma with the intention of having sexual intercourse with her.
“The trio abducted Goma from the custody of her husband, one Seriki Goma, with the intent of having sexual intercourse with her.
“The accused abducted Goma without her consent,” Emby said.
Related Story: FRSC Boss Calls For Synergy Among Security Agencies
The prosecutor also said that on July 19, one of the accused, David, threatened to kill Mr Goma through phone calls.
He said that the offences contravened sections 56, 269 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The Magistrate, Mr Martins Owunmi, granted them bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
He said that the sureties must be gainfully employed and show evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.