An Osun State Magistrates’ Court, sitting in Osogbo, has ordered the remand of one Olayemi Lawrence for allegedly attempting to kidnap her employer, Eunice Fateye.
According to the police prosecutor, Abiodun Fagboyinbo, the 23-year-old housemaid allegedly broke into her boss’ house in December 2020 and stole some money and personal valuables valued at N150,000.
The defendant also allegedly stole an ATM card belonging to Fateye and withdrew the sum of N305,000 from the account.
After carrying out the acts, the defendant also threatened to burn her boss’ house if she failed to transfer the sum of N500,000.
Fagboyinbo explained that the offences contradicted sections 410 and 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap. 34 Vol. Il Laws of Osun State 2002.
However, Olayemi pleaded not guilty to the five counts of attempted kidnapping, attempted arson and burglary.
Consequently, the defendant’s counsel, Okobe Nagite, applied for oral bail but Magistrate Adebayo Ajala ordered that the case should be transferred to Ibokun as it was not within his jurisdiction.
However, Ajala ordered that the defendant should be remanded at the Ilesa Custodial Centre and adjourned the case until January 18, 2021.
In another development, a Katsina senior magistrate court on Tuesday ordered the remand of two men, Saadu Haruna and Musa Ibrahim, in a correctional facility until April 1, 2021, over their alleged knowledge of a bandit attack, which led to the death of three men.
The two men, who are 40-year-old respectively, are residents of Dantankari village, Dandume Local Government Area of the state.
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