Businessman Remanded For Allegedly Kidnapping 5-year-old Boy

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Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Kaduna Chief Magistrate Court on Wednesday ordered that a 34-year-old , Yakubu Aminu, who allegedly kidnapped a five-year-old boy be remanded in a correctional facility pending legal advice.

Magistrate Umar Ibrahim did not take the plea of Aminu, on grounds that the court lacked jurisdiction to hear the matter.

Ibrahim, ordered the police to forward the case file to the Department of Public for advice.

He adjourned the matter Feb. 12 for hearing.

The police charged Aminu, who resides at Shanono Rigasa Kaduna State with criminal conspiracy and , contrary to sections 59 and 258 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law.

The Counsel, Insp. Chidi Leo told the court that the , Kabiru Mohammed, who lives at Rigasa Kaduna reported the matter at the police station on Jan. 11.

Leo alleged that on Jan. 10, at about 4 p.m., the defendant abducted the ’s five-year-old son who was sent by his mother to buy some soup ingredients around the neighbourhood.

The prosecutor said, on Jan. 11, the received a call by a person demanding a ransom of N500,000 before his son can be released.

Leo further stated that the complainant was able to negotiate with the ”unknown caller” and was able to pay N150,000 but his son was not released.

The prosecutor added that during police investigation, the number used in calling the complainant was traced to the defendant and he was arrested while his accomplices ran away.

(NAN)

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