Labourer Arraigned In Court For Kidnapping Boss in Ondo.
A 34-year-old labourer, Joseph Aondakaa, has been remanded in a custodial centre by an Akure Magistrate’s Court for allegedly kidnapping his boss and collecting ransom from him.
Operatives of Ondo State Security Network Agency codenamed Amotekun Corps, arraigned the defendant on Tuesday on three counts of conspiracy, kidnapping and abduction.
The state prosecutor, Mr. O. F Akeredolu, informed the court that the defendant conspired with his three friends to commit the offence around 10pm on December 15, 2022 at lfa Camp in Ore, Odigbo Local Government of Ondo State.
The state prosecutor further told the court that the defendant and three other suspects; Sunday, Benjamin, and Tase, while armed with dangerous weapons, kidnapped Abayomi Olatunbosun, a 47-year-old farmer.
The victim was said to be inside his house relaxing at night when the defendant and his friends came to him and marched him into the bush, where they tied and beat him. And thereafter, they demanded for N1.5m ransom before they would release him.
Akeredolu said the defendant had on October 13, 2022 at about 10:pm, stole a BAJAJ motorcycle at Aba lju in Ore, where the bike was parked by the road side.
According to him, Aondokaa and his friends later kidnapped his boss, Olatunbosun, because he told Amotekun Corps about his whereabout after he stole the motorcycle, which led to his arrest.”
The presiding magistrate, D.S. Sekoni, in his ruling, granted the request of the prosecution and ordered that the defendant should be remanded at Olokuta Correctional facility pending the DPP’s advice.