Two men remanded over alleged kidnapping of 5-year-old boy




Chief magistrate court, yaba

A Yaba , Lagos, on Wednesday ordered the remand of Kamolideen Baale, 28, and Tunde Tawa, 26, over alleged kidnapping of their neighbour’s five-year-old boy.

The defendants were also accused of demanding N60,000 ransom from the boy’s parents.

Chief Magistrate P.E. Nwaka, hearing the case ordered that the defendants, facing a two-count charge of alleged conspiracy and kidnapping be remanded at Ikoyi Correctional Centre, Lagos,

They were remanded pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).

The case was adjourned until March 16.

Earlier, the prosecutor, ASP Thomas Nurudeen, told the court that the defendants committed the offences at 8.30p.m. on Feb. 11, at No. 57, Freeman St., Kadara, Ebute-Meta area of Lagos.

He said that the defendants lured the five-year-old boy from their house with some sweets.

According to him, the defendants went ahead to call his parents, demanding for N60,000 ransom to release him.

Nurudeen said that when the parents reported the kidnapping to the , an investigation was conducted and the boy was found in the custody of the defendants.

The offences contravened Sections 411 and 271 (3) of the Criminal Laws of 2015. (Revised)

The News Agency of reports that Section 271 (3) stipulates 21 years imprisonment for the offence of kidnapping with ransom requests. (NAN)

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