A 45-year-old man, Adeolu Ojetade was yesterday remanded in prison by a Magistrate court sitting in Osogbo for allegedly kidnapping a 55-year-old man, Samuel Fatokun and also assaulting four others at a village in Osun state.
It was gathered that Ojetade and his gang stormed Akala village in Modakeke, Osun state and kidnapped their victim.
According to the police prosecutor, Fagboyinbo Abiodun, the accused and others at large bundled Fatokun into a vehicle and whisked him away to an unknown destination where he was assaulted.
Abiodun further stressed that Ojetade and others at large while trying to carry out their nefarious act, unleashed torture on four others identified as Alobi Karorudeen, Adeosun Babatunde, Oladapo Fabunmi and Dairo Morakinyo by beating them black and blue.
The charge sheet reads in part: “That you Adeolu Ojetade and others at large on 3rd of October, 2012 at about 1pm at Akala village in Modakeke did conspire among yourselves to kidnap and assault one Samuel Fatokun, a.k.a. Ferebiekun and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 516 and 364 (2) of the criminal code cap 34, vol. II, Laws of Osun state of Nigeria, 2003”.
Abiodun noted that Ojetade caused breached of public peace while perpetrating the crime and so committed an offence contrary to sections 517 (d), 249 (d), 252 and punishable under section 351 of the criminal code cap 34, vol. II, Laws of Osun state of Nigeria, 2003.
Ojetade who was facing an eight count-charge bothering on conspiracy, assault and kidnapping pleaded not guilty to the counts preferred against him.
The defence counsel, Mr. Odunayo Henry made effort to apply for an oral bail application for Ojetade but the presiding Magistrate; Olusola Aluko prevented him and ordered him to furnish with the court a formal bail application.
The judge, Magistrate Aluko therefore ordered that Ojelade be remanded at Ile-Ife prison custody and adjourned the case till 27thh November, 2012 for hearing.