Crime

Police Arraign Akewugbagold’s Twins Kidnappers

An Ibadan Chief Magistrate Court has ordered the remand of seven suspects allegedly involved in the kidnap of the twins of an Islamic Cleric Alhaji Taofeek Akewugbagold at Special Anti-robbery Squad,  Ibadan.

The suspects, who were alleged to have committed the offence on April 25 this year are Mohammed  Bashir 33, Oyeleye Opeyemi 25, Olumide Ajala 36, Taiwo Rildwan 30, Rafiu Mutiu 35, Fatai Akanji 49,  and Rafiu Modinat 29.

Arraigning the suspects, Police Prosecutor, Adegboye Olusegun said the suspects after kidnapping the twins also collected four million Naira as ransom from the father of their victims.

Facing five counts charge, the fifth defendant,  Rafiu Mutiu and sixth  defendants, Rafiu Modinat were also accused of allowing others to use their house to be used to keep the twins.

Radio Nigeria Nigeria reports that only the sixth defendant Fatai Akanji had legal representation while others had no lawyers. 

Their plea was not taken. 

The Chief Magistrate, Emmanuel Idowu therefore ordered that the suspects be kept at the Office of Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Disbelief and adjourned the case till October 12 for mention 

Sunday Ogunyemi

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