Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Four arraigned for kidnapping two refinery workers

25 October 2013, 15:26

Asaba - An Asaba Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded four men for kidnapping two workers of the Warri Refinery and Petrochemical Company (WRPC), Rufus Uzoma and Toyin Atoyebi.

The accused persons are Samuel Okoloda, 24, Augustine Akpojivi, 26, James Dawel, 29, and Collins Enye, 23.

The Prosecutor, W.N. Oruiavul, of the State Security Service told the court that the accused persons committed the offence on August 10 at Uzoma's residence at Effurun in the Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta.

He said that the accused persons on the same date and place, conspired among themselves to unlawfully kidnap and imprison Uzoma and Atoyebi

"The accused persons in the same month of August with intent to steal, demanded the sum of  two million naira from the family of Uzoma."

Oruiavul also told the court that the accused persons on the same date and place stole two million naira from one Chidi Onwuhara, Uzoma's brother.

According to him, the offences are punishable under section 4(1) of the Delta State Anti-kidnapping and Anti-terrorism Law, 2013, sections 390 and 406 of the Criminal Code Cap 48 Vol. 1 Law of Delta State, 2006.

The Chief Magistrate, Augustina Monye, who did not take the plea of the accused persons, said that the case was beyond the jurisdiction of her court.

Monye ordered that duplicate copies of the accused persons’ case files should be forwarded to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.

She also ordered that the accused persons should be remanded in prison custody and adjourned the case to October 31 for mention.

-  NAN

Tags kidnap

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...