An Ebute Meta magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos has remanded three men identified as Bolaji Apena, Believe Deo and Godday Enock for kidnapping a 72-year-old woman from a mosque in the Epe area of Lagos.
The police had charged the suspects with three counts bordering on conspiracy and kidnapping.
The prosecutor, ASP A. A. Paul, told the court that the suspects committed the offence on March 18, around 1pm at No 27 on Tunde Taiwo Street, Epe.
ASP Paul told the court that the suspects conspired to kidnap 72-year-old Fasilat Badmis from her residence with intent to collecting ransom, emphasising that, “They planned to kidnap the septuagenarian after her Zuhir prayers in the mosque , and subsequently kidnapped her.”
The magistrate, Mrs O. M. Ajayi, who did not take their plea, ordered that they should be remanded at the Ikoyi correctional facility pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) and adjourned the case to May 9.