Lagos Monarch Who Faked Kidnap Jailed 15 Years

Justice Hakeem Oshodi of the Lagos High Court in Ikeja, yesterday, sentenced the dethroned Baale of Shangisha in the Magodo area of the state, Mutiu Ogundare, to 15 years imprisonment for faking his kidnap.

The convict was first remanded on July 16, 2017, by an Ogba magistrate’s court, Ikeja, for faking his kidnap.

Mutiu was tried alongside his wife, Abolanle, and brother, Opeyemi Mohammed.

They were arraigned on three counts bordering on conspiracy, breach of peace and fake kidnapping.

The court had on June 15 discharged and acquitted Abolanle, saying she had no link to the offences.

The first convict’s counsel, Olarewaju Ajanaku, who represented his lawyer, Dr Muniz Banire, in his allocutus, begged the court to temper justice with mercy.

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Ajanaku said the convict had turned a new leaf and he did not think through his action when he committed the offences.

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