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13 men remanded in correctional centre over alleged unlawful possession of firearms



An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday remanded  13 men in a correctional facility over alleged unlawful possession of firearms and conspiracy to kidnap.

The defendants are; Abubakar Ali, Salisu Isah, Okasa Musa, Yususa Sani, Abu Magaji, Umar Magaji and Adamu Shelihu.

The others included, Umar Sefiu, Sale Musa, Mustapha Usman, Musa Isah, Mutaka Wa and Usman Abubakar.

The defendants who are  of no fixed addresses  are being tried on two  charges of unlawful possession of firearms and conspiracy to kidnap.

The prosecutor, Insp Johnson Okunade, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on Feb.20 in Emure-Ekiti in Ekiti.

He alleged that the police found 10 dogs, dangerous weapons, guns and criminal charms in the possession of the defendants when they were arrested.

He  told the court  that the defendants,who confessed to have come from  Kano State for hunting expedition, allegedly conspired among themselves to kidnap people in the community.

Okunade  said the offences contravened Section 3 of  the Robbery and Firearm Special Provision Act, 2014 and Section 4 of the Ekiti State Kidnap and Terrorism Law 2015 Act.

The plea of the defendants was not taken by the court.

The chief Mpmagistrate, Mr Adesoji Adegboye, consequently ordered the defendants to be remanded in a correctional centre and adjourned the case until Feb. 25 for mention.

Edited By: Kevin Okunzuwa/Peter Dada

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