Mararaba - A 46-year-old oil dealer, Musa Mohammed of opposite NNPC towers, Abuja has been dragged before a Grade 1 Area Court, Aso Pada, Mararaba in Nasarawa State for kidnapping and intimidation.
The complainant, Grace Isaac of Mararaba, told the court on Thursday that the accused kidnapped her sister in 2008 from Adamawa without the consent of the family.
“After he kidnapped her in 2008 when she was 17 years old, we started searching everywhere for her to no avail.”
“Later in 2013, I got information that he has been keeping her in a ‘bacha’ opposite NNPC towers in Abuja.”
“When I finally got there, I discovered that she has had two children for him, though one of the children is dead,” she alleged.
Isaac further alleged that Mohammed had been maltreating and intimidating her sister with death threats.
The alleged offence contravened section 397 and 272 of the Penal Code and attracts 17 years imprisonment with option of fine or both.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The presiding judge, Albert Maga, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
Maga said that one of the sureties must be a traditional title holder with landed property and must be resident within the jurisdiction of the court.
The judge said that the sureties should write an undertaking that the accused will not commit similar offence.
He adjourned the case to December 19 for hearing.