The defendant whose residential address was not given, is facing trial on a count charge of abduction, preferred against him by the Lagos State Government.
The Lagos State Prosecutor, Mrs Bukola Okeowo, told the court that the defendant committed the alleged offence on Sept. 18, 2015, at 9p.m. at Marwa area of Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.
Okeowo informed the court that Udoh unlawfully abducted the child from the custody of her parents.
She said the offence contravened Section 269, of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
However, the plea of the defendant was not taken.
Udoh said that a lawyer had previously represented him when the case was heard at the court which was gutted by fire, “but I have not been to court since 2019.”
The trial judge, Justice Modupe Nicol-Clay, directed that Mr I.O. Bashua, a lawyer in the Office of the Public Defender, should represent the defendant.
Nicol-Clay, adjourned the case until Nov. 4 for trial. (NAN)