A Karmo Grade I Area Court in Abuja on Thursday ordered the remand of One Theresa Obonna in prison for alleged theft of eight months baby.
The defendant, a resident of Jabi, Abuja is facing a count charge of theft.
The Prosecutor, Zannah Dalhatu, told the court that one Godstime David, who resides in Akwa-Ibom, reported the matter at the Life Camp Police Station, Abuja, on March 2.
According to Dalhatu, the complainant alleged that in January, 2017, her lover impregnated and asked her to abort it but she refused and relocated to Abuja.
She said that she stayed with the defendant and after giving birth, the defendant seized the baby and moved to an unknown destination.
Dalhau said that during police investigation, the baby was recovered from the defendant.
The prosecutor also said the offence contravened Section 288 of the Penal Code.
The judge, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq, however ordered that the defendant be remanded after he pleaded not guilty.
Sadiq adjourned the case till May 3 for hearing.