Court Releases Akewugbagold’s Twins Kidnappers

An Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan has released the six suspects alleged of kidnapping the twins of the popular Islamic Scholar, Alhaji Taofeek Akewugbagold on the condition that they will promise that nothing will wrong with the man and his family. 

Their release was based on appeal of the Islamic Scholar, who is the star witness in the case, to withdraw the case.

Alhaji Akewugbagold explained that he had forgiven the suspects, saying he left them for judgment of God.

Ruling on the appeal, the trial Judge, Justice Moshod Abass said though the court had power to deny the withdrawal, it would serve no purpose as the star witness refused to witness against the suspects.

Justice Abass explained that forcing the Islamic Scholar to witness would amount to waste of time saying such witness would not be credible.

He therefore ordered the release of the suspects saying they should, however, sign undertaking that nothing would wrong with the family before their release. 

However, the court session turned emotional as the judge called out the parents of the suspects who could not hold their emotions and burst to tear for the shame their children caused their families.

Justice Abass called on parents to train their children to protect the legacy of their family.

Sunday Ogunyemi

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