An Ebute-Meta Magistrate Court sitting in Lagos State on Friday ordered that a suspected kidnapper, Chibuzor Elikee be remanded in Prison for alleged kidnap of a three-year-old girl in the compound of Mountain of Fire and Prayer Ministries.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Chinalu Uwadione, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on March 24, at 12.30 p.m.
He alleged that the defendants and others who are still at large conspired and kidnapped Esther Ojo, whose whereabouts is still unknown.
He added that Elikee also demanded N1.6m ransom and N5,000 recharge cards from the father the victim’s father, Mr. James Ojo.
The prosecutor noted that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 2(ii), 3 and 6 of the Kidnapping Prohibition Laws of Lagos State, 2017.
The Chief Magistrate A.O. Adedayo remanded Elikee at the Kirikiri Prisons, pending the outcome of legal advice from the State’s Director of Public Prosecutions.
Adedayo adjourned the matter until June 10 for the DPP’s advice.