Three remanded for murder in Ogun


An Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court in Ake, Ogun State, has remanded three men in a correctional centre for allegedly killing a seven-year-old boy, Musa Abdulmalik

The defendants – Faruq Sheiidu (34); Nurah Habbib (26) and Mohammed Bello (42) – whose pleas were not taken, are facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, kidnap and murder.

Magistrate Victoria Williams ordered that the case file be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.

Williams adjourned the case till March 16 for mention.

The Prosecutor, Adekunle Opayemi, said the defendants committed the offences on December 11, 2019, about 8pm, at Alhaji Musa Abdulamid’s Compound, Oke field Area of Abeokuta.

According to him, the suspects kidnapped and killed the boy after his parents could not pay the ransom they asked for. “The trio took the boy to where nobody could have access to him and strangled him to death,” he said.

Opayemi said the offences contravened Sections 516(A), 23(2), 24(1) and 324 of the Criminal Law of Ogun, 2006.