The Ekiti State Police Command on Tuesday, arraigned a 20-year-old man, Adeleke Temitope, before an Ado-Ekiti Magistrate Court, for allegedly abducting a 15-year-old girl.
The defendant, whose address was not provided, is standing trial on a charge of unlawful abduction.
The prosecutor, Inspector Sodiq Adeniyi, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on August 30, 2023 in Ikere-Ekiti.
Adeniyi said the defendant unlawfully abducted one Adeyemi Ayomide, a 15-year-old girl, against her will.
The offence, according to him, contravenes Section 275 of the Criminal Laws of Ekiti State, 2021.
The prosecutor urged the court to adjourn the case to enable him to study the file and assemble his witnesses.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him.
His counsel, Mr Benjamin Aladesuyi, urged the court to grant his client bail, promising hat he would not jump bail.
The Magistrate, Dolapo Babalogbon, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50,000, with one surety in like sum.
She adjourned the case till November 22, 2023 for a hearing.