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Court remands housewife, two others for allegedly faking kidnap


A chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, yesterday, ordered that a housewife, Odunayo Olaniyi, who allegedly faked her own kidnap be remanded in a correctional centre.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Police arraigned Olaniyi, Abdulrauf Folorunso and Afolabi Adesina on a three-count charge of self-kidnap, false representation and asking for ransom.

The Chief Magistrate, Ibrahim Dasuki, who gave the order, also remanded Folorunso and Adesina.


Dasuki adjourned the case until October 10, this year, for hearing.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Nasir Yusuf, told the court that on September 19, the complainant, who is also the defendant’s husband, Segun Olaniyi, who works at the Kwara Road Traffic Management Authority Ilorin, reported the case at the Anti-Kidnapping Squad, Police Headquarters, Ilorin.

Yusuf said Segun told Police that he received a message from his wife, Odunayo, that she had been kidnapped and that their 10-year-old son was kidnapped and the abductors were demanding for N500, 000.

Yusuf said during discreet investigation, the Police discovered that Odunayo, Folorunso and Adesina faked the kidnap, an offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Sections 9, 14 and 12 of the Kwara State Prohibition of Kidnapping Law, 2010.

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