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Abuja, March 16, 2017 (NAN) A Gudu Upper Area Court, Abuja, on Thursday granted 38-year-old teacher, Zayyanu Salisu, docked for alleged attempted kidnap, bail in the sum of N100,000.

The judge Alhaji Umar Kagarko, ordered that the defendant should provide one surety that must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.

He adjourned the case till June 1 for hearing.

Salisu‎ was arraigned on a three-count charge of attempted kidnap, criminal intimidation and criminal extortion.

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The prosecutor, Adeniyi Oyeyemi, told the court that one Abubakar Abdullahi, petitioned the Commissioner of Police, Abuja, on the matter on Oct.15.

Oyeyemi said ‎the plaintiff received a phone call from an unknown person, threatening him to give the sum of N100, 000.

He said the unknown person said if the plaintiff did not produce the said money, he would kidnap the plaintiff and his family.

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He added that the caller described the plaintiff’s shop and sent a First Bank account details for the money to be paid into.

The prosecutor said it was discovered that the defendant was the person threatening the plaintiff, and used one Abba Sanni’s First Bank account details to extort money from the plaintiff.

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He said the defendant succeeded in collecting N10, 000 as part of the N100, 000 he demanded from the plaintiff.

Oyeyemi said the offences contravened Sections 95, 292 and 397.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges levelled against him (NAN).


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