By Ismail Azeez, Osogbo
An Osogbo Magistrate Court has ordered remand of four suspected Kidnappers in police custody over alleged kidnapping and Killing of All Progressives Congress (APC) Chieftain, Kazeem Alli in Osun State.
The suspects, Fatai Owolabi, 60; Akinola Isiaka, 59; Semiu Agbeyangi, 59; and Arimiyau Abiola, 39; were charged to court over allegations of kidnapping and murder.
The charge against them read that “the defendants and others now at large, on August 20, 2022 at about 8:45am, at Oke-Afa, Apomu, Osun State, did unlawfully kidnap and kill one Kazeem Alli.
“You did unlawfully kidnap one Kazeem Alli to (an) unknown destination in a manner as to prevent any person entitled to have access to him from discovering the place where he was imprisoned,” the charge read.
Police prosecutor, Inspector Elisha Olusegun, said that the accused persons committed offences contrary to and punishable under sections 324, 319 (1), 516 and 364 of the Criminal Code, Cap 34, Volume II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2002.
The suspects plea was not taken.
The legal counsel to the suspects, Barrister, J. Akano, urged the court to transfer the accused persons to Apomu court, the jurisdiction within which the offence was said to have been committed.
Magistrate A. K. Ajala granted the prayer of the legal counsel to transfer the case to a court in Apomu.
He then ordered that the defendants should be remanded at the police custody pending the period of their arraignment.