Metro Woman Arrested For Attempted Kidnap After Being Tortured by Angry Mob in Lagos


A woman, Ranti Ramoni, 25, on Tuesday appeared before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates' Court, Lagos, charged with attempted kidnap of two children, aged five and three years.

The accused, whose address was not provided, is facing a charge of attempted kidnap.

The Prosecutor, DSP Etim Nkankuk, submitted that the woman attempted to kidnap the toddlers on May 30 at about 1.40p.m., on Ultimate Street, Bayekun, Ikorodu in Lagos State.

He said that the accused left her parent's house in Ebute Meta, Lagos, and went to Ikorodu without their knowledge.

``The children were playing in their compound when the accused approached them and forcefully offered them oranges to lick.

``The children refused the oranges and screamed, and an eye witness who saw what happened raised an alarm.

"The accused was apprehended and tortured by a mob before some policemen rescued her," Nkankuk said.

He said that the offence contravened Section 21 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

However, the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs A.A Demi-Ajayi, granted her bail in the sum of N100, 000 with a surety in like sum, and adjourned the case till July 16 for further hearing.