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Police arraign 4 for alleged abduction

04 June 2013, 07:25

Abuja - The police on Monday arraigned four men before a Karu Upper Area Court in Abuja for alleged joint act, mischief, abduction, criminal trespass and assault.

The accused persons are Marcus Danjuma, Yohana Bako, Sarkin Sarma and Bala Suwaba, all of Waru Village, Abuja.

The Police Prosecutor, Cpl. Isreal Nongo, told the court that one Adamu Abubakar of Efab Estate, Abuja reported the matter at the Apo Police Station on May 25.

Nongo said the accused jointly trespassed into Sunshine Estate, Abuja where Abubakar worked as a security guard and beat him up.

"The accused kidnapped Abubakar, took him to Waru Village and told him to bring a surety before he can be released."

He said that one Alfa from one of the mosques at Waru Village, came to rescue Abubakar and in the process,  N75 000 and a cellphone was stolen.

Nongo also said the offences contravened sections 79, 348, 266, 327, 273 and 287 of the Penal Code.

Section 273 stipulates that whoever abducts any person shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 10 years and be liable to a fine.

similarly, section 327 states that whoever commits mischief shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or be fined or both.

Also, section 348 states that whoever commits criminal trespass shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or be fined or both.

The accused, however, denied committing the offences.

The Presiding Officer, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000 each with one credible surety each who should reside within the court's jurisdiction.

He adjourned the case to July 29 for hearing.



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