The Police Command in Makurdi mentioned it has arrested a industrial motorbike rider, Aondona Asha, over alleged kidnap and armed theft.
Asha who was arraigned earlier than a Magistrates’ Court docket on Monday was charged with kidnapping and armed theft, NAN studies.
Justice of the Peace Ajuma Igama, who didn’t take the plea of Asha, ordered that he be remanded in a correctional facility, pending authorized recommendation.
Igama gave the order following an utility by the prosecution, Sgt. Ato Godwin, for an adjournment of the case file, to return from the State Excessive courtroom.
The Justice of the Peace additionally adjourned the case till July 9, for additional point out.
Earlier, the police prosecutor, Godwin mentioned the defendant was arrested after a diligent investigation by a crew of Operation ” Zenda-Crack Squad” led by Insp Elijah Aunde.
Godwin informed the courtroom that following the kidnapping of 1 Iornongu Durah of Tse-Abi village Saav district, Guma Native Authorities Space(LGA) of Benue, the crew swiftly mobilized to the abductors’ hideout alongside Afia street in Emblem L.G.A Benue.
She alleged that the abductors opened hearth on sighting the police, however had been overpowered by the higher firepower of the police.
The prosecutor alleged that the police recovered two AK 47 rifles, fifty rounds of seven.62 reside ammunition, assorted prison charms, and N72,000.00 money from their hideout.
She informed the courtroom that the defendants and their fleeing accomplices collected a million naira ransom earlier than their arrest.
The prosecutor mentioned the offence contravened the provisions of sections 6(b) and 1(1)(2)(a)(b) of the Theft and Firearms Particular provisions Act 2004, Part 3(2) of the kidnapping, hostage-taking, kidnapping, secret cult, and related actions prohibition legislation of Benue 2017.