Man jailed for kidnapping women in Ekiti
A man has been sentenced to to 12 years in prison, by an Ado-Ekiti High Court, for kidnapping women in the state.
The convict, Olumide Ogunrinde, was sentenced by Justice Cornelius Akintayo after the court had listened to the arguments and submission of both prosecution and defence counsels, NAN reports.
The court, however, dismissed the convict of murder and armed robbery charges.
Ogunrinde is charged with 11 counts of conspiracy, murder, kidnapping and armed robbery.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges.
According to the charge sheet, the incident occurred between May 3, 2015 and May 15, 2015 at Epere Ekiti, Ido Ekiti, Ipere Ekiti, Ado Ekiti, Eyio Ekiti etc.
The victims who testified in court, alleged that they were kidnapped on Ido-Ilogbo Ekiti road and taken to an unknown place.
To prove his case, the Prosecutor, Mr Idowu Adelusi called five witnesses while the defence called four witnesses.