Kidnappers of Lagos monarch for trial

Attorney general of Lagos state, Adeniji Kazeem, addressing the media.

Attorney general of Lagos state, Adeniji Kazeem, addressing the media.

The four suspects arrested in connection with the kidnapping of a Lagos monarch will soon be prosecuted, the Lagos State Government said on Tuesday.

The Lagos State Government, in a statement issued by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, said the four suspects – Duba Furejo, Ododomo Isaiah, Reuben Anthony and Yerin Fresh would be prosecuted in accordance with the relevant laws applicable to the alleged crimes committed.

The four suspects said to have kidnapped the Oniba of Iba, Oba Goriola Oseni, will be charged with criminal conspiracy, kidnapping, murder and armed robbery.

Kazeem added that the charge would be filed expeditiously at the High Court of the State to ensure prompt prosecution of the suspects.

During the kidnapping, the security guard in the Palace and a commercial Bike rider were killed.

The monarch was whisked away and kept in captivity for about three weeks after which he was rescued and the suspects arrested.

The Justice Commissioner said the Lagos State Government will strive to make the State a safe place to live and do business and will continue to support law enforcement agencies in the investigation and apprehension of all criminals, especially those involved in heinous crime of kidnapping, armed robbery and murder.

“Governor Ambode is committed to ensure that Lagos State becomes a no-go area for criminals who target innocent citizens for kidnapping and collection of ransom.

“My office will continually give the necessary support to the Police in apprehension, investigation and prosecution of criminals in Lagos State,” Kazeem said.