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Akure Court Remands Man, 25, For Alleged Kidnap

Posted: Jun 4, 2015 at 1:55 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

An Akure Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday remanded a 25-year-old man, Taiwo Ebenezer, in prison for allegedly kidnapping a 21-year-old, Olayemi Olatunji.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Sunday Adedapo, who handed down the verdict, said Ebenezer should be kept behind bars at Olokuta Prisons in Akure pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the court did not take the plea of the accused in spite of efforts by his counsel, Mr Ademola Abemkemo to secure bail for him.

The accused, whose address is unknown, is facing two counts charge of conspiracy and kidnapping.

The prosecutor, ASP Pelumi Adejuwon, had earlier told the court that the accused with others still at large, kidnapped Olatunji.

Adejuwon said the accused and his accomplices were armed with a gun, cutlasses and some other dangerous weapons when they committed the offences.

According to him, the accused committed the offences on May 7 between 8.00 a.m. and 6. 00 p.m. at Ayeyemi Street, Ondo.

He said the kidnap was, however, foiled when the victim raised an alarm which attracted passersby who apprehended the accused.

The offences, Adejuwon said, contravened Section 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ondo State, 2006.

The offences also violated Section 3(1) of the Special Anti-Kidnapping and Anti-Abduction Law of Ondo State, 2010.

The case was adjourned till June 22 for mention.