Court remands suspected kidnapper in Ekiti

An Ekiti State Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has granted an order to remand one Yakubu Wakili (38) in the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Ado Ekiti.

In his pronouncement, Magistrate Kay Williams said, the defendant is to be remanded at the Nigeria Correctional Centre, Ado Ekiti pending the issuance of legal advice from office of Director of Public Prosecutions.

According to the charge, Wakili is reasonably suspected to have commited offence of kidnapping of Ojo Ayobami, Abanikanda Kehinde, Abanikanda Serifat and also maliciously damaged cassava and yam farms belonging to Daramola Omoniyi Micheal and Olorunsola Akintoye.

The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Bamigbade Olumide said the offences run contrary to and punishable under section 3(a) of the kidnap and Terrorism (Prohibition) Law of Ekiti State, 2015 and section 451 of the Criminal Code Cap. C16 Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

One of the victims husband, who reported the matter at the Police station said, his 42 year old wife travelled to Ikole Ekiti on 18/12/21 to process her palm kernel, when he expected her to come back but did not see her, he called her phone line, while answering, she was crying adding that she has been kidnapped alongside others on their way back to Ikole Ekiti.

Thereafter, he put several calls to the line but did not pick the calls anymore.

The case has been adjourned to 17/1/22 for mention.

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