Eight persons have been remanded at the Olokuta medium security prison by the Akure Magistrate’s Court in connection with the abduction of two Catholic reverend sisters on the Benin-Ijebu Ode Expressway at Kajola village, Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The victims, Apo Perpetual and Roseline Familade, with their driver, Zwugwa Zibai, were abducted on May 15, when they were traveling to Ogun State for a programme and spent one week in the kidnappers den before being rescued by the Police.
Among the suspects, include a couple, Reuben Akinbehinje and his wife, Abimbola who have been charged on a seven-count bothering on kidnapping, robbery and conspiracy
The prosecution, led by John Olowokere, said the accused persons allegedly conspired to kidnap and rob the reverend sisters and their driver two months ago before they were apprehended by the police and kept in the custody of Department of State Service (DSS)
He added that they could not be arraigned immediately they were apprehended just because the judiciary went on strike.
Olowokere however, sought the court’s order to remand them in prison pending legal advice from the directorate of public prosecution.
The Chief Magistrate granted the application to remand the suspects in prison before adjourning the case to Tuesday, August 16.