Farmer docked for alleged kidnapping

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A 30- year old farmer, Ahmed Abdullahi has been brought before a Wuse Zone II Magistrates’ Court sitting in Abuja for allegedly kidnapping a young man.

The defendant is facing a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy and kidnapping.

The Prosecutor, Kufre-Abasi Ebong, told the court that the defendant and four others now at large on May 29 at 9 p.m. kidnapped one Mamuda Abdullahi and whisked away in a red golf car at Trade More Estate, Lugbe.

Ebong said two men, Usman Adamu, and Mohammed Ahmed, reported the matter at the Lugbe Police Station in Abuja on May 29, 2018.

He said that the defendant was arrested by members of a vigilance team.
The prosecutor said the offence committed is contrary to and punishable under section 97 and 273 of the Penal Code.

However, the defendant denied committing the offence.
The Magistrate, Mrs Njideka Iloanya-Duru, granted him bail in the sum of 200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Iloanya-Duru also ordered that the surety must reside within the court jurisdiction.

The case was adjourned to May 6 for further hearing.

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