A suspected kidnapper has appeared before an Abeokuta magistrate court for allegedly kidnapping a four year old boy at Laderin Estate, Oke Mosan area of the state capital.
The 30 year old accused, Obinna Amoke, was arrested by the police state anti-robbery squad, after he had escaped in 2016, after the kidnapping incident.
The kidnapped four year old boy, Steve Kanu was abducted on November 2, 2015 in his parent’s house in the estate.
The victim was later rescued by police in Enugu state from the abductors where he was kept.
In his confessional statement, the suspect explains that the gang had received a n1 million ransom, from the victim’s parent and were requesting for additional n50 million when they left Abeokuta to Enugu to keep the child.
The magistrate, Olarenwaju Onagoruwa, orders the accused to be remanded in prison custody pending legal advice from the department of public prosecution and adjourned till December 18 for mention.