A 29-year-old woman, Kemi Mebebejoye, was on Monday brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State over alleged unlawful detention of three children.
The defendant, whose address was not provided, is being tried for conspiracy and unlawful detention
Mebebejoye pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Kehinde Olatunde told the court that the defendant allegedly committed the offences on Feb. 20, at Ifetodo Central Mosque in Idi Araba area of Mushin.
He alleged that Mebebejoye unlawfully took the three children, two of which were eight years old and the other 11, from the Mosque against their will and detained them with no visible intent.
Olatunde said the offences contravened Sections 271 and 271(1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs O. A. Oshoniyi admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties each in like sum.
She adjourned the case until April 12 for mention.