OSUN State Police Command, on Wednesday, arraigned a 28-year-old man, Adedamola Olagoke, before an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court for allegedly masterminding the abduction of two missing students of Osun State University (UNIOSUN), namely Samuel Eke and Robert Akinduro.
Adedamola was arrested by the police on September 10, five days after Samuel and Robert were declared missing.
However, the suspect, who faced a three-count charge of unlawful imprisonment and kidnapping, pleaded not guilty to allegations levelled against him.
Counsel for the accused, Mr Kazeem Badmus, however, appealed to the court to grant his client bail, assuring that the accused person would be committed to the progress of the trial.
He said the accused person was an asthmatic patient whose health status had been communicated to the Commissioner of Police.
The pleas of the defence counsel were turned down, as Magistrate Falilat Sodamade ordered that the accused person be remanded in prison custody till the next adjournment date of October 6.
Prosecuting counsel, ASP Mireti Wilson, alleged that “that you, Olagoke Adedamola ‘m’ and others now at large, between same period and place at the aforementioned magisterial district, did unlawfully kidnapped one Akinduro Robert and took him to unknown destination in such a manner as to prevent any person entitled to have access to him from discovering the place he is imprisoned and thereby, committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 364(2) of the criminal code cap 34 vol.II of OSUN State of Nigeria 2002.