Court decides the fate of 5 men for illegal possession of arms and kidnapping of a 10 year-old girl

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A High Court in Jos on Wednesday ordered that five men, accused of kidnapping a 10-year-old girl, be remanded in a correctional centre, pending the determination of their case.

The police charged Felix Moses, Yahaya Abubakar, Sani Saleh, Anas Adam and Sale Ya’u with conspiracy, kidnapping and possession of illegal arms. Justice Samson Gang gave the order after the five suspects pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Gang, however, adjourned the case to Nov. 5 for hearing. Earlier, the Police Prosecutor, Mr Olarewaju Osho, told the court that the defendants conspired and kidnap the little girl in her father’s house at Rafiki Dutse Kura in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State on Feb. 17.

The offence, he said, is punishable under Sections 216 and 245 of the Penal Code Law of Plateau State,” he said. After the accused persons pleaded not guilty to the two count charge, Osho applied for the suspects to be remanded in Correctional Centre to enable the prosecution to prepare properly for hearing of the case. The Defense Counsel, Mr Abdullahi Bello, did not object to the adjournment.

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