The Police in Lagos on Thursday brought a 23-year-old man, Umoru Abdullahi, before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court for attempting to kidnap a seven-month old baby.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Kehinde Omisakin, told the court that the offence was committed on May 22, at about 4.00 p.m., at No 16, Ayodele Street, Mile 12.

She said that the accused attempted to kidnap seven-month-old Ibrahim Abdullaziz, son of one Hafisa Abdullaziz but was caught while trying to stuff the baby boy inside a sack.

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 277, Cap 17, of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015(revised).

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge brought against him.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr A.T Elias, admitted Abdullahi to bail in the sum of N500,000 with two responsible and gainfully employed sureties in like sum.

He then adjourned the case until July 5, for hearing.