Four students of Kogi State Polytechnic have reportedly been abducted by suspected gunmen, along the Akunnu-Ajowa road, in the Akoko area of Ondo state.
According to reports, the victims were said to have been ambushed at the Ago Jinadu Axis, in Akoko, on Friday, December 23.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports that the incident has left residents of the area living in fear.
Speaking on the incident, the Police Area Commander in lkare, ACP Muri Agboola, said his men have been combing forests along the Akunnu-Ajowa Akoko road to rescue the abducted students.
Meanwhile, the Ondo State Magistrates’ Court has remanded a man, Akinfala Babatunde, for allegedly abducting and raping a 17-year-old girl. The state police command earlier arrested the defendant at Agosile Street, Odode Idanre, in the Idanre Local Government Area of the state.
The prosecutor, Ajiboye Obadasa, told the court that the defendant, at 10pm, came to the victim’s house at Odode Idanre to abduct her without the knowledge of her parents.
Obadasa alleged that Akinfala took the 17-year-old from her parent’s house to his residence and indecently assaulted her, adding that the victim’s parents reported the case at a police station after some neighbours called them on phone.
He added that the offences contravened Sections 226 (1), 360, 361, 351 of the Criminal Code Law of Ondo State of Ondo State. The defendant however pleaded not guilty to the charge against him.
The magistrate, Mrs F. A. Adesida, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50, 000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case until January 9, 2023. But the accused, who was unable to complete his bail conditions, was later remanded at the Olokuta Correctional Centre.