Court remands four herdsmen for alleged kidnapping

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An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan has ordered that four herdsmen be remanded in a correctional centre for alleged kidnapping.

The Prosecution Counsel, Insp Opeyemi Olagunju, while presenting the case told the court that the suspects Ibrahim Ahmadu, Abubakar Siddi, Mohammadu Dariya, Shehu Usman and others at large kidnapped Abubakar Shehu from his father’s camp.

Olagunju said the suspects demanded N30 million ransom from the victim’s father, Shehu Umaru.

According to him, the offence contravened the provisions of section 3 (1) (2) and is punishable under section 4 (2), 10 of the Oyo State Kidnapping ( Prohibition ) Law 2016.

Delivering Judgement, Chief Magistrate Olaide Hamzat, who did not take the plea of the suspects due to lack of jurisdiction, ordered that the suspects be remanded in Abolongo Correctional facility, Oyo, Town.

Hamzat adjourned the matter until Oct. 25, for mention

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