Five arraigned over abduction of kogi Speaker’s children

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Aug 13th, 2014
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Five suspected Boko Haram members were on Wednesday arraigned before the Kogi State Chief Magistrate Court I, over their alleged involvement in the kidnap of two children of the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Alhaji Momoh-Jimoh Lawal.

The suspects – Ibrahim Garba, Usman Musa, Husseini Ovaku, Husseini Umar and Ogah Sunday were charged with criminal conspiracy, armed robbery, belonging to an unlawful society and kidnapping, contrary to sections 97(1), 289(c) and 100 of the Penal Code Law and 3(3) and 7 of Kogi State.

They were arraigned through an application, urging the court to take cognizance of offences under section 143(C) of the Criminal Procedure code (CPC) signed by Mohammed Abaji Esq., Senior Legal Officer with the state Ministry of Justice.

The suspects, according to Abaji, on April 15, invaded the private residence of the Speaker in Okengwe, Okene local government area of the state, while armed with sophisticated weapons and kidnapped his two sons.

The accused, Abaji said, took the children away in a dark blue Toyota Yaris marked Lagos AKD 224 AY, belonging to their mother and later demanded a N200 million ransom for their release.

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