A woman Magdalene Ohenhen, 47, and her daughter, Grace, 23, has been arrested and arraigned by the Police in Edo State magistrate’s court for allegedly abducting a 19-year-old girl, one Miss Precious Ogiefa.
The duo are being charged for conspiracy to commit felony and unlawful abduction and if convicted, they are liable to seven years imprisonment.
Police prosecutor, Sylvester Omor, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP, told the court that the accused conspired to commit the felony on March 22, at Noghahase Str., off First East Circular road, Benin where they abducted Miss Precious Ogiefa.
According to the prosecutor, the accused capitalized on the girl’s health challenges to abduct her contrary to the provisions of sections 516 and 361 of the Criminal Code.
He said it was the victim’s father, Mr. Paul Ogiefa, who lodged a report with the police, accused the suspects of abducting his daughter.
When the charges were read to them, they pleaded not guilty and Chief Magistrate Mike Osayi admitted them to bail in the sum of N300,000 each with one surety each in like sum. He adjourned the case till May 15, 2014 for hearing.