15-year-old suspected kidnapper nabbed in Ajegunle
A fifteen-year-old girl, suspected to be a member of a kidnap gang, was caught trying to abduct a little child at Boundary Market in Ajegunle area of Lagos on Tuesday. She was beaten severely and stripped naked by the traders, before she was handed over to the market leader, who in turn delivered her to the police.
The girl, whose name was unknown, told The Guardian she had stolen two children before and sold them successfully. This time, she had already taken the first child but ran out of luck when she was about to abduct the second child.
According to an eyewitness, Mrs. Catherine Joseph, the girl was too small to be engaging in such act and looked unsuspectingly innocent, wondering what would have prompted her into doing such.
The police took the suspect away to prevent her from being lynched. They had to repeatedly shoot into the air to scare away the mob and create passage for the suspect.
The Guardian gathered that the police later released the suspect to her parents with the acknowledgement of the victim’s parents, claiming she had already been beaten too much as a minor.
Meanwhile, a High Court sitting in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, presided over by Justice Elizabeth Kpojime, yesterday denied bail to Terzungwe Bem, Asom Tyongi, Tersoo Dura and Terwase Aloho, over the alleged murder of a 45-year old man, Iormbaamo Iorchir.
The four accused were dragged to court by the younger brother of the deceased, Aondohemba Iorchir on July 19, 2017 alongside a serving councilor and a former supervisory councilor for the murder of his brother in Shangev- Ya district of Kwande Local Council.
Arguing for bail for the suspects, counsel to the accused, Solomon Torluam, sought the permission of the court to move the bail application for his clients but the counsel to the complainant, Mr. Obande Idukwu, informed the court that a similar motion has already been dismissed at another high court for one of the accused in the matter.
Ruling, Justice Kpojime said in view of the fact that legal advice has been filed at the high court, there is no basis for instant application.
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