Ondo State - An Okitipupa Magistrates' Court on Friday remanded one Samson Egbe,
21, over an alleged conspiracy, attempt to kidnapping, unlawful possession
of a car and an automatic rifle.
The Prosecutor, Cpl. Ayodeji Omoyeigha, told the court that the
accused and others now at large committed the offences on 5 April 5 at Apata Street, Okitipupa in the Okitipupa Local
Government Area of Ondo State.
"The accused and others now at large, conspired and attempted to
kidnap one Olubunmi Akinbuwa while she was returning from her office.
"They were also in unlawful possession of one Toyota Carina saloon
car with registration No. AG 88 ABD and one Mosberg Magnum automatic
rifle No. 265 with two live cartridges which they could not
satisfactorily account for how they came about it,’’ he said.
Omoyeigha said that the rifle found in the possession of the accused
was a prohibited firearm and was without licence granted by the
President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Although the plea of the accused was not taken, his Counsel, Mr
Omotayo Ogungbemi, applied for bail in liberal terms and promised
credible sureties if granted.
The Magistrate, Mrs Justina Kpemi, ordered the prosecution to
duplicate the case file and send a copy to the Director of Public
Prosecutions for advice, saying that some of the counts of the charge
were not within the jurisdiction of the court.
"The prosecutor should report back to this court on April 28 while
the accused person is to be remanded in prison custody till then,’’ she