Judiciary

Akeugbagold Withdraws Case Against Children’s Abductors

A popular Islamic cleric, Alhaji Taofeek Akewugbagold, has applied  to withdraw the  case he filed against  against the abductors of his twins.
At the resumed hearing of the suit on Monday, Alhaji Akewugbagold told the court that he had forgiven the suspects and wanted the suit to be struck out.

Alhaji Akewugbagold said as an Islamic preacher, He  needed to practice forgiveness stressing that he had forgiven the suspects whole heartedly. 
The cleric urged the court to ensure the suspects signed an undertaking that nothing untoward would happen to him and his family.

Alhaji Akewugbagold commended the judge for his uprightness and prayed God for his success.

The trial Judge, Justice Mashood Abas, asked the cleric whether he was under duress, he said no but that he took  the decision based on his beliefs.
The judge explained that he was not bound by the plea of the victims’ father to strike out the suit and adjourned the case till Wednesday for ruling and ordered the suspects to be remanded at the Correctional centre.

The suspects  Muhammed Basir,Oyeleye Opeyemi, Olumide Ajala,Taiwo Ridwon,Rafiu Mutiu and Fatai Akanji were alleged of kidnapping Alhaji Akewugbagold’s twins April last year.

Sunday Ogunyemi

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