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Lagos (NAN) – A beggar, Gboyega Dauda, who allegedly attempted to kidnap a toddler, Ismail Abdullahi, was on Tuesday, charged before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court,  Lagos.

Dauda, 31, of no fixed address is standing trial on a one-count charge of attempted kidnap.

The Prosecutor, Koti Aondohemba, told the court that the offence was committed on Sept. 8, at about 4 p.m., at No. 15, Idita St., Elegbata, Lagos Island.

Aondohemba alleged that the accused attempted to run away with the toddler, but was caught.

“But as he crossed the road, some passers-by who noticed the strange movement of the accused quickly apprehended him before he could abscond with the boy,’’ the prosecutor said.

Aondohemba said that the offence contravened Section 404(2) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

Dauda, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge levelled against him.

The Magistrate, M.L. Owolabi, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000  with two sureties in like sum and adjourned  the case till Oct. 10, for report on legal advice.

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