Court remands Kwara district head and his two sons for alleged kidnapping
Alhaji Ibrahim Ahmad, a district head from Kwara State has been ordered to be remanded along with his two sons, by a Magistrate Court in Ilorin. They are accused of being involved in the kidnapping and murder of a mother, and her son.
Ahmad, 55, the Magaji Alalase of Ilorin. His sons, Ibrahim 18, and Mohammed 15 were brought before Adam Mohammed on two counts of conspiracy to kidnap and kidnapping against sections 2 and 1 of Kwara State Prohibition of Kidnapping Law 2010.
The Police First Information Report states that the complainant, Lawal Ayanshola, of Shao, Moro Local Government said that while he was asleep in his home, unknown gunmen entered and kidnapped his wife, Afusat, and son, Taofeek, and whisked them to an unknown destination.
“The kidnappers had earlier collected the sum of N230,000 from him while taking the abductees but later demanded a ransom of N14m using his wife’s phone number. He later paid the sum of N3.2m as ransom before his wife and son were released”, the charge sheet read.
The police further told the court that while attempting to rescue the victims during the exchange of fire, two suspects sustained gun injuries and were taken to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) where they were confirmed dead.
“While searching the forest, the Police recovered one single barrel gun, nine bottles of drinks, three pairs of rubber shoes, one cap, one jacket, and the sum of N177,500 from the defendants,” Prosecutor, ASP Samuel Mayowa added.
He urged the court to remand the defendants at the correctional facility pending the outcome of further investigation by the police.
In his remark, Magistrate Adam Mohammed ordered the remand of the first and second defendants at the federal correctional center.
He also ruled that the third defendant being a minor should be kept at the Correctional facility in Ilorin pending the arrival of legal advice from the office of the Attorney General of the state.
Mohammed adjourned the matter till October 4, 2022, for further mention.