A 28-year-old man, Kayode Seun, who allegedly kidnapped three female students was on Wednesday arraigned before an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court.
Seun, whose address was not provided, is facing a charge of kidnapping.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Oriyomi Akinwale, told the court that the defendant committed the offence with some other persons still at large on May 2 at Ayetoro Ekiti.
He alleged that the defendant kidnapped the students– Adebisi Tayo, Ogunleye Temiloluwa and Deborah Yusuf—at a bush path and tied them to a tree.
Akinwale said the police later rescued the students and they were returned to their parents.
The offence contravened Section 371 (1) of the Criminal Law of Ekiti State, 2012.
The prosecutor urged the court to adjourn the case to enable him study the case file and assemble his witnesses.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Defence Counsel, Mr. Emmanuel Adedeji, urged the court to grant his client bail on liberal terms, promising he would not jump bail.
In her ruling, the Magistrate, Mrs Modupe Afeniforo, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
Afeniforo said the sureties should be civil servants on grade level 10.
The case was adjourned until June 12, for mention. (NAN)