Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Nursing mother, man remanded over kidnap

A nursing mother, Ibiloye Shittu, 39, and Sheriff Abioye, 37, were on Wednesday remanded in prison custody by an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan for alleged kidnap, demand ransom and attempted murder. Chief Magistrate Taiwo Oladiran remanded Abioye in Agodi prison pending the receipt of legal advice from the Office of the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP). He ordered that the nursing mother should be remanded in the office of the anti -kidnapping squad at Eleyele, Ibadan until the next adjourned date for proof of service to be tendered. The counsel for the two defendants, Miss Ibironke Sodiq, had pleaded with the court to be lenient with Ibioloye because of the seven-month-old baby she was nursing. Oladiran, thereafter, adjourned the case till April 19 for mention. The accused were arraigned on a four – count charge of conspiracy, kidnapping, demand and attempted murder. The plea of the two defendants was, however, not taken by the court. According to the Prosecutor, Sgt. Femi Omilana, Ibiloye and Abioye conspired with others now at large to commit a felony. Omilana alleged that the accused kidnapped one Sunday Oladapo and Elizabeth Oladapo and later demanded the sum of N13 million, warning that they would be killed. “The two defendants, while armed with guns, cutlasses and knives, allegedly attempted to murder both Sunday and Elizabeth Oladapo,” Omilana said. The alleged offences were committed on March 19 at about 7.a.m. at Jankata area of Apata, Ibadan. The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 320 (1) 406 and 516 of the Criminal Code cap 38, Vol. II Laws of Oyo State, 2000. Omilana said the offences also contravened Section 3 (1) (2) and punishable under section 4 (2) of the Kidnapping (Prohibition) laws of Oyo State, 2016.

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