Wednesday, 11 November 2015
Falae’s Kidnappers Charged, 7 Fulani Herdmen Say They Have Shared N5Million Ransom
The suspects, Abdulkadir Umar and Babawuro Kato were arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) in Abuja while the five suspects who had been earlier charged to court and remanded in prison custody were apprehended by the Police.
Kato and Umar had confessed that they shared part of the N5million ransom paid for the Afenifere chieftain release.
At the resume hearing of the case witnessed by hordes of heavily armed security agents, the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP) sought the approval of the court to withdraw the earlier charges preferred against the five suspects to be replaced with new one with all the seven suspects.
The Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), Mr Femi Joseph said the security agents were on the trail of other suspects and would soon be charged to court.
The amended charges preferred against the seven suspects alleged: “That you, Abubakar Auta, Bello Jannu, Umaru Ibarahim, Masahudu Muhammed, Idris Lawal, Abdulkadir Umar, Babawo Kato and others now at large, on or about Monday 21st September, 2015 at Kajola/Eyinala Community in Akure Judicial Division did give information for the purpose of kidnapping and abducting Chief Samuel Oluyemi Falae”.
That the suspects and others now at large, “on or about Monday 21st September, 2015 at Kajola/Eyinala Community in Akure Judicial Division did aid the kidnapping and abduction of Chief Samuel Oluyemi Falae”.