Three suspects, accused of conspiring with others to kidnap and kill a farm owner, Mr Oluwole Agboola in Ibadan, Oyo State, after collecting a ransom of N1.65million, were arraigned in Magistrate’s Court 9, Iyaganku in Ibadan on Tuesday.
The accused persons are Dahiru Usman (34) Muhammadu Ahmadu (32) and Ibrahim Mamuda (20).
Count One read: “That you Dahiru Usman, Muhammadu Ahmadu and Ibrahim Mamuda, with others at large, on December 28, 2020, at about 1:30 p.m., at Adegbade Village, Akinyele area, Ibadan, in Ibadan Magisterial District, did conspire together to commit felony to wit kidnapping, and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 516 of Criminal Code Cap 38 Vol. II Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria 2000.”
Count Two also read that the accused persons, with others at large, “on the same date, time and place in the above magisterial district, while armed with AK-47 rifles, classes and other dangerous weapons, did unlawfully kidnap Mr Oluwole Agboola and also collected a ransom of N1,650,000.00 only from his brother, Olakunle Agboola while in your captivity, and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 2 and punishable under Section 4 (2) of the Oyo State kidnapping (Prohibition) Law, 2016.”
It was also stated in the third count that the three accused persons and others at large “did unlawfully kill/cause the death of one Mr Oluwole Agboola, aged 48 years, and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 316 (3) and punishable under section 319 (1) of the Criminal Code Cap 38 Vol. II Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria 2000.” The magistrate sitting over the case, Mrs M.A. Amoke-Ajimotu, ordered that accused be remanded at Abolongo Correctional Centre in Oyo.
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