A trader, Ayisat Amodu has been remanded in prison after allegedly conspiring to kidnapping her grandfather, Yakub Bello.
Vanguard reports that the trader was arraigned before an Ilorin magistrate court presided by Mohammed Ibrahim.
Amodu who resided in Ilesha Baruba in Kwara state allegedly conspired with Ali Mohammed and Adamu Hassan to kidnap her aged grandfather.
Inspector Nasiru Yusuf who is the prosecutor told the court that the suspect and her accomplice kidnapped her grandfather for ransom.
The prosecutor said that the trio committed the offence in March at Tunbuyan Fulani camp in Ilesha Baruba in Baruteen local government area of Kwara state. He said the action contravened Sections 1, 2 and 6 of Kwara state prohibition of kidnapping law, 2010.
The suspects however pleaded not guilty and the magistrate ordered their remand in prison. The case was adjourned till March 22.
The spate of kidnapping for ransom has increased in the country as the menace seems like a quick way to get cash. A few weeks ago,
Chief Inengite Nitabai, the foster father of former president, Goodluck Jonathan was kidnapped by unknown gunmen. It mked the second time the aged man was abducted