A 20-year-old herdsman, Ibrahim Abdul was on Monday remanded in prison by an Akure Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly attempting to kidnap fellow herdsmen, Muhammed Abdullahi.
The Magistrate, Mrs O.A. Edwin, ordered that Abdul be kept in the Olokuta Prisons, pending an advice from the state’s director of public prosecutions.
The accused, of no fixed address, was docked on a two-count charge of conspiracy and attempted kidnap.
The Police Prosecutor, Sgt. Adebiyi Abiodun, told the court that the accused and others still at large, attempted to kidnap Abdullahi with intent to demand N3 million ransom.
According to the Prosecutor, the accused committed the offences on Jan.15, 2017 at about 8.30 a.m. at Idasan Street, Owo in Ondo State.
Abiodun said the offences contravened Section 516 of the Criminal Code Cap. 37 Vol.1 Laws of Ondo State, 2006 and Section 4 of the Anti-Kidnapping and Anti-Abduction Law of Ondo State, 2010.
The plea of the accused was not taken.
The Magistrate adjourned the case till June 5 for further hearing.