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Lagos to arraign Iba monarch’s kidnappers today

By Olasunkanmi Akoni

Lagos—The Lagos State Government will today arraign the key suspects arrested in connection with the kidnap of Oniba of Iba, Oba Yishau Goriola Oseni before a Lagos High Court in Igbosere.

The State’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, in a statement yesterday, said the four suspects – Duba Furejo, Ododomo Isaiah, Reuben Anthony and Yerin Fresh would be arraigned before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo for offences of conspiracy to murder, robbery and kidnapping.

Specifically, Kazeem said the suspects would be arraigned on eight-count charges relating to kidnapping of the monarch, murder of the palace security guard; Sunday Eniola Okanlawon, and a commercial motorcycle rider, Joseph Okeke.

They would also be arraigned on attempted murder of the monarch’s wife, Olori Abosede Oseni and robbery of the Olori’s property.

While expressing the resolve of the present administration to rid the State of all forms of criminality, the Attorney General said his office would work closely with  security agencies to ensure that all cases of kidnapping, cultism, rape, sexual and domestic violence crimes are prosecuted to  logical conclusions.

He added: “The swift commencement of the trial of the suspects in the kidnap of the Oniba is a strong signal by the administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode that it is not business as usual for criminals. If you commit a crime, we will find you and prosecute you no matter how long it takes,” Kazeem said.

He assured that the administration was determined to halt the scourge of kidnapping, cultist killing, raping and murder.




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