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Suspected kidnappers arraigned for murder of woman, 2 children in Ibarapa


An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court, sitting in Ibadan, on Tuesday, remanded 11 persons over alleged kidnap and death of an Ibarapa fuel station owner and other two young girls.

The defendants include: Abubakar Idris, 23; Rabiu Usman, 22; Umar Usman, 22; Usman Saliu, 20; Sahibu Idi, 24; Tiamiyu Isah, 55; Rasak Ramon, 45 and Kate Mohammed, 25.

Others are: Umar Ahmadu,30; Kabiru Adamu, 25 and Muhammadu Abdullahi, 25.

The defendants were arraigned on a seven-count charge, bordering on conspiracy, kidnapping, causing death and unlawful dispossession of cell phones.

The Magistrate, O. A. Akande, who did not take their plea, remanded all the defendants in Abolongo correctional facility, pending the outcome of the case file from Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).

Mrs. Akande, thereafter, adjourned the case till May 4, for hearing.

The Prosecutor, Inspector Gbemi Adedeji, told the court that the defendants conspired together to commit the offence.

She said: “On Jan. 2, at about 7:55 pm, the defendants, armed with AK- 47 rifles and cutlasses, kidnapped Alhaja Sherifat Adisa, 50, owner of Subawah filling station on Idere road, Igboora, Oyo State.

Source : People’s gazette

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