Minna - A Minna Magistrates' Court on
Wednesday remanded two men, Abubakar Mohammed and Usman Kwari, in prison
custody as they admitted kidnapping a teenager.
The two were arraigned in court on a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy and
kidnapping, contrary to sections 97 and 273 of the Penal Code.
The prosecutor, Insp. Alfred Auta, told the court that one
Alhaji Aliyu reported the matter at the Tegina Police Station on July 27.
Auta said the complainant alleged that the accused persons conspired and
invaded his compound and kidnapped his 16-year-old son.
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The prosecutor said the accused persons were, however, arrested on their way
out of town.
When the charges were read to them, they pleaded guilty and begged the court
The prosecutor told the court that investigation into the matter was still
ongoing, and asked for an adjournment to enable the police conclude
In her ruling, Magistrate Mariam King ordered the accused persons to be
remanded in prison custody and adjourned the case till Aug. 17 for sentencing.