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Herdsman in court over alleged kidnap in Ekiti

Abdullahi Bande, a 28-year-old herder, was, on Wednesday, arraigned before an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court over the alleged kidnapping of one Adebusuyi Ebenezer at Ilawe-Ekiti.

According to NAN, Police Prosecutor, Insp. Bamikole Olasunkanmi, told the court that Abdullahi committed the offence on Aug. 26.

He said that the complainant was able to identify the defendant, adding that there was fingerprint evidence.

Olasunkanmi said that the case file would be sent to the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.

According to him, the offence is punishable under Section 3(a) of the Kidnap and Terrorism (Prohibition), Laws of Ekiti State, 2015.

Delivering Judgment, the Magistrate, Abdulhamid Lawal, ordered the remand of the defendant in a correctional centre.

He adjourned the case till Sept. 15, for hearing.

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