A Magistrates’ court sitting in Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Tuesday, ordered the remand of three suspects at the Olokuta Prison for allegedly kidnapping and stealing properties worth over a million Naira.
The three accused persons are Sunday Abegunde (30), Babatunde Fajemileyin (39) and Fanimokun Levis (30).
According to the Police Prosecutor, ASP Isah Atanegbe, the three accused persons robbed Foluso Aribaba of a Toyota Camry valued at N600,000, one Samsung handset, one Huawei, one Nokia Lumia, all valued at N212,000, including jewelries, beads, two wristwatches, a pair of shoes, provisions and clothes valued at N62,000.
The police officer said further that the three accused persons also conspired and kidnapped one Jimoh Ibrahim (52) and compelled his family members to pay a sum of 500,000 as ransom against their will.
According to the charge sheet, the offences committed by the accused persons were contrary to and punishable under sections 2 (1) (a) (b),1(1) (2) (a&b) of Robbery and firearms (Special provision) and Anti-kidnapping Law of the Federation, 2004.
Atanagbe noted that the case was beyond the court jurisdiction, saying the case file would be sent to the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) in the Ministry of Justice for legal advice by the state police.
The Chief Magistrate, Victoria Bob-Manuel, however, ordered the three accused persons be remanded at Olokuta Prisons Custody, Akure, pending the time legal advice would be issued from the DPP while the case was adjourned till November13, for mention.