By Onozure Dania
A Lagos Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ikeja, has ordered that Olasunkanmi Are-Ago,20, Dolapo Olowu 38, and Ochuko Adeniji,33, be remanded in prison custody over alleged terrorism and threat to kill. The defendants according to Magistrate Margaret Dan-Oni, are expected to remain in prison custody pending the legal advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, DPP. The trio were charged to court by the police on a three-count charge of conspiracy,threat,threat to kill and terrorism.
The Police prosecutor, Inspector Edet Okoi told the court that the defendants and others at large, conspired to commit the alleged offense on June 6,2013, at about 7.19 pm at Ikotun Egbe, area of Lagos. He explained that the defendants, contacted one Mrs Abosede Owolabi on her phone, intimidated and threatened to kidnap her, her son and her husband.
Okoi stated that the defendants demanded N5.5 million which they instructed should be paid into three different banks,with series of threat text messages and calls to her telephone.
A reminder note according to him was also pasted on the Owolabi’s premises,giving them a deadline to pay or they would execute their threat; an offense he said contravened Sections 230, 402 and punishable under section 409, Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2011.