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Court remands kidnappers of UI ex-DVC

An Iyaganku magistrates’ court sitting in Ibadan on Thursday ordered that six men be remanded in a correction centre for kidnapping a former Deputy Vice…

An Iyaganku magistrates’ court sitting in Ibadan on Thursday ordered that six men be remanded in a correction centre for kidnapping a former Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC), Academics, University of Ibadan (UI), Prof Adigun Agbaje.

The police charged Ibrahim Mohammadu (25), Jubril Adamu (25), Mohammadu Abdullahi (25), Ahmed Mohammadu (24), Umaru Abdullahi (20) and Abubakar Sidi (20) with conspiracy, kidnapping, demanding ransom, collection of ransom, conspiracy to wit murder and murder.

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Earlier, the prosecutor, ASP Amos Adewale, told the court that on October 28, at about 5pm at the Onigari area along the Lagos–Ibadan Expressway, Ibadan, the suspects kidnapped three people: Agbaje, Abiodun Asiyanbi and Damilola Anifowose.

He said they demanded N50m ransom from Folake Adigun for the release of Prof Agbaje but collected N37m.

He further said, “They also demanded N10m as ransom for Asiyanbi but later collected N5 .6m, and demanded N5m as ransom from Anifowose.

Magistrate Emmanuel Idowu, who did not take their plea for want in jurisdiction, ordered their remand at Abolongo Correctional facility, Oyo Town, and adjourned to February 7, 2023. (NAN)