2 adults, one minor sent to prison over kidnapping

2 adults, one minor sent to prison over kidnapping

Friday, April 8, 2016 7:33 pm

An Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered the remand of 27-year-old Sunday Opesanmi;40-year-old Falilat Odesanmi, and a minor in prison custody over alleged kidnap of two children.

Prosecutor Bayo Ajiboye told the court that the accused persons committed the offence on March 30 at Ise-Ekiti.

He alleged that the accused, on the said date, unlawfully kidnapped two children of the same parent, and kept them in an uncompleted building at the outskirt of Ise-Ekiti.

“The offence is punishable under Section 3 and 4 of Ekiti State Kidnap and Terrorism Laws 2005.

Ajiboye said that he had duplicated their case file and sent to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.

The plea of the accused were not taken, as their counsel, Mr Chris Omokhafe sought for an adjournment till the outcome of DPP’s legal advice.

The Magistrate, Mrs Dupe Afeniforo consequently ordered that the two accused be remanded in prison custody while the minor should be remanded in children home.

She adjourned the case till April 18 for further hearing.

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