Thirty-five-year-old Civil Servant, Samson Manyude has been remanded in prison on the orders of Lokoja Senior Magistrate Court over alleged armed robbery and kidnap of 70-year-old man.
Senior Magistrate, Clement Kekere gave the order in his ruling on arraignment of the accused person on Tuesday in Lokoja.
The presiding magistrate said the offences for which Manyude was arraigned were grievous and not ordinarily bailable.
According to the prosecuting officer, Sgt Oladele David, the complainant, Isah Amusa of opposite Uraye Bus Stop, Egume, reported the matter at the Divisional Police Headquarters, Anyigba and Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Lokoja on June 14.
He submitted further that the complainant, Amusa, alleged that on the same date, at about 3am while he and his family were sleeping, they heard a knock on the door.
He said on inquiry, a voice identified himself and others as officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on investigation.
Explaining further, he said that on opening the door, he saw some armed persons, wielding offensive weapons, including guns and cutlasses, adding that thereafter, they proceeded to rob him and his family members at gun-point.
According to him, items forcefully taken from them by the alleged kidnappers and robbers, includes five handsets of different make, Pair of shoes, N3,000 cash and Union Bank Plc ATM card.
He added that the gang members, one of whom was later identified as Samson Manyude, thereafter forcefully took his 70-year-old father, Edward Amidu into a waiting Volkswagen Golf car and drove off to an unknown destination.
Amusa said a ransom of N600,000 was later paid to the alleged kidnappers before they released his father.
The prosecutor, Oladele David prayed the court to give another date for mention, opposing granting bail to the accused on the ground that investigation into the matter is still in progress.
In his preliminary ruling, Kekere ordered that the accused be remanded at Federal Prisons, Dekina, as he transferred the case to Chief Magistrate Court, Anyigba and adjourned to August 30, for further hearing of the case at Anyigba.

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