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Kano Trader In Court For Threatening To Kidnap Brother’s Son

A 35-year-old trader, Shuaibu Labaran-Baba, has been dragged before a Sharia Court in Kano State for allegedly threatening to kidnap his brother’s son.

The court on Tuesday remanded the accused in a correction centre pending the time his case would be decided.

Labaran-Baba, a resident of Alfindiki Quarters, Mandawari in Gwale Local Government Area of the state was charged to court by the police in Kano over alleged criminal intentional hurt and intimidation.

The Judge, Malam Umar Lawal-Abubakar, who gave the order to remand the defendant, adjourned the matter until September 25 for mention.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp Abdullahi Wada, told the court that the complainant, Zahradeen Baba, who is the defendant’s biological brother, reported the matter on September 8 at Mandawari Police Station in Kano.

Wada said the complainant reported that the defendant threatened to kidnap his son if he refused to pay the money he owed him.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 158 of the Penal Code.

Similarly, a man, Oluboyo Temitope, and his wife, Suliya, have been arraigned before an Ondo State Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ore in the Odigbo Local Government Area of the state for their alleged involvement in fraudulent practices.

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They were arraigned on two-count charge of fraud and obtaining money under false pretence.

The couple were alleged to have committed the offence between January and August 2023, at Kajola, Araromi-Obu at the jurisdiction of the magistrate court.

According to the prosecution, the couple fraudulently obtained the sum of N6.47million from one Kazeem Mojirade Sarufat and Kazeem Morufat, on the pretence of supplying them kegs of palm oil which they failed to do, but allegedly converted the money to their private use.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Muyideen Yekini, told the court that the defendants conspired to commit a felony to obtain money under false pretence.

He said the offence contravened Sections 516, 419 of the Criminal Code Cap. 37 Volume 1 Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.

However, the defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them.

The prosecutor sought an adjournment of the case to enable him study the case file and prepare his witnesses for trial. He also prayed the court to transfer the case file to Araromi-Obu Magistrate Court.

The defence counsel, Mr. O. J Ikudaisi, did not oppose the application made by the prosecutor, praying the court to grant his clients bail in most liberal terms but the prosecutor opposed the bail application earlier made by the defense counsel, saying the defendant might abuse the privilege, if granted.

In his ruling, Chief Magistrate, B. A Ikusika, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N1 million each with two sureties in like sum.


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