ABIDJAN COURT OF APPEAL
ABIDJAN COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE
ODZOPE COURT SECTION
JUDGMENT N°372/13 OF 06 NOVEMBER 2013
THE PROSECUTOR
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Y.A.
Crimes and misdemeanors against children - Abduction of a 15-year-old girl Defendant having used fraud and malice while the minor was placed under the
authority of his father – Facts established - Conviction.
The facts are established and the defendant must be condemned, since he
used fraud and malice, while the minor was placed under the authority of her
father.
THE COURT
Having regard to the documents relating to the proceedings against Y.A. on the count
of kidnapping a fifteen-year-old minor;
Considering the statement of the witness;
The response of the accused;
The demands of the civil party;
The requisitions of the Prosecutor;
The defense of the accused;
According to the report of the interrogation in the event of flagrante delicto
dated 30 October, 2013, the aforementioned was brought before the Criminal
Court to answer to the accusation of kidnapping a minor of fifteen years;
Offence provided for and punishable under article 370 paragraphs 1 and 2 of
the penal code;
It emerges from the examination of the file and the deliberations at the
hearing that on 28 October, 2013, Mr. D.T. seized the Adzopé Gendarmerie
with a complaint against Y.A. for abduction of a minor
In support of his complaint, he explained that on 29 June, 2013, he noticed
the disappearance of his 14-year-old daughter, named D.M;
That she disappeared for four (04) months
He goes on to indicate that the search carried out by him revealed that his
aforementioned offspring lived in a conjugal relationship with Y.A., his
workman.

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