A 54-year-old traditional ruler in Calabar, Muri Maurice Eyo, two others said to be his accomplices, Francis Orok and Eyo Okon, were, Tuesday, arraigned before a Calabar Magistrate Court for kidnapping.
In the first of the four-count charge brought by ASP Augustine Timin at Magistrate Court 3, presided over by Magistrate Kate Ephraim, the three were alleged to have conspired to commit felony on May 23 at Eneobong Avenue in Calabar South by kidnapping Muri Francis Effa Bassey, Chief Archibong Effanga and Chief Effnaga Egfio Henshaw, an offense punishable under section 516 of the Criminal Code.
On count three, the traditional ruler was singled out and charged for failing to use his powers to prevent the kidnap of the three traditional rulers.
Muri Francis Eyo who pleaded not guilty was given conditions to be fulfilled before being granted bail.
These include that the person must be a civil or public servant on grade level 15 and must own a landed property .