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Seven remanded for allegedly kidnapping 57-year-old nurse

19 November 2015, 20:24

Akurem - An Akure Chief Magistrates' Court on Thursday remanded seven men in prison for allegedly kidnapping one Mrs Unikiere Adodo,57.

The accused persons are Tosin Adenikeju, 23, Abiodun Olabowale,23, Omoniyi Akinsoyinu ,19, Olatunji Gbekele,28, Ugbeagbe Alebert,41, Lapada Ojuotoile, 55, and Monday Omode ,40.

The Magistrate, Mrs Victoria Bob-Manuel, ordered the remand of the accused persons in Olokuta prison pending the receipt of legal advice from the state's Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

She also directed that the original copy of the case file be sent to the state’s Chief Registrar for safe keeping.

Also read: Police foil kidnap of Indian national in Lagos

The Police prosecutor, ASP Isah Atanegbe, had told the court that the accused persons, who were armed with guns and other dangerous weapons, kidnapped the nurse at Araromi-Obu-Oniparaga Road in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

Atanegbe alleged that the accused persons committed the offence on Oct. 18 at about 8:00 a:m.

He said the accused took the victim to an unknown destination and demanded a ransom of N30 million from her family.

According to him, the offence is contrary to and punishable under Sections 5(1) and 2(1)(a)(b) of the Ondo State Anti-kidnapping and Anti-abduction Law, 2010.

The court did not take the plea of the accused while the case was adjourned till Dec. 18 for first review and legal advice. 


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