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  • Updated: May 17, 2024

Oyo: Security guard murdered by gunmen, SAN’s sister abducted

Oyo: Security guard murdered by gunmen, SAN’s sister abduc

Gunmen have kidnapped Alhaja Seliat Raji, the sister of Ahmed Raji, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN.

According to the Daily Post, the incident occurred Thursday evening and it was reported that Alhaja Seliat was kidnapped at her home in Iseyin, Oyo State.

The shooters murdered the house's security guard in an attempt to kidnap the woman. His name was not published as of Friday when this news was filed.

According to sources, the kidnappers arrived at the apartment on a motorbike and they fled the scene in the victim's Lexus automobile.

Adewale Osifeso, Public Relations Officer for the Oyo State Police Command, verified the event to the Daily Post. 

He stated that an investigation has begun into the situation, according to the statement released to the Daily Post publication. 

Meanwhile, a Chief Magistrates’ Court, sitting in Iyaganku, Ibadan, has remanded the former Chairman, Park Management System (PMS) in Oyo State, Mukaila Lamidi, (a.k.a Auxiliary) at Agodi Correctional Centre over alleged murder.

The Chief Magistrate, Olabisi Ogunkanmi ordered the remand of the 63-year-old defendant due to lack of jurisdiction. She said the remand was pending the issuance of legal advice from the state Director of Public Prosecution, DPP.

She, thereafter, adjourned the matter till July 11, for mention.

The defendant, who was represented by Mr Tope Olayinka, was charged with a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, causing death and stealing.

CSP Funke Fawole, Officer-in-Charge, Legal Department of the Police, Oyo State Command, had earlier told the court that Lamidi and others now at large allegedly conspired to commit the offences.

Fawole said, “On June 16, 2021, at about 3.30 p.m., Lamidi and others now at large allegedly caused the death of one Azeez Rahman Abiodun, 36, by stabbing him with a knife in the chest.

"On June 16, 2021, the defendant and others allegedly conspired and stole assorted phones valued at N150 million, property of Azeez Hammed Adebayo”.

The offences, she said, were committed at Baba-Onilu Shopping Complex, Iwo Road area of Ibadan.

She said the offence was contrary to Sections 383 and 316 and punishable under Sections 319, l1l, 390 (9), 324 and 516 of the Criminal Code Laws of Oyo State 2000.

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