The suspected kidnappers of an Ibadan-based Islamic cleric, Alhaji Taofeek Akewugbagold’s Children, has been apprehended.
A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, has remanded seven persons in Police Custody.
The suspected kidnappers are Mohammed Bashir, 33; Oyeleye Opeyemi, 25; Olumide Ajala, 36; Taiwo Ridwan, 30; Rafiu Mutiu, 35; Fatai Akanji, 49; and Modinat Rafiu, 29.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Emmanuel Idowu, ordered that the suspects be remanded at the Custody of the State’s Anti Robbery Squad in Ibadan pending legal advice by the State Directorate of Public.
The Prosecution Counsel, Mr Olusegun Adegboye, said the suspects allegedly conspired together to kidnapped the twins.
According to him, Mohammed, Oyeleye, Ajala, Taiwo, Rafiu and Fatai, having kidnapped a boy and his twin sister, demanded a ransom of four million naira from their father before releasing them after eight days in captivity.