A Chief Magistrates’ Court, Iyaganku, Ibadan on Thursday ordered that three men Dahiru Usman, 34, Muhammadu Ahmadu, 32 and Ibrahim Mamudam 20 who allegedly murdered a farmer be remanded in a correctional centre pending legal advice.
The police charged with them three counts of conspiracy, kidnapping and murder.
The Chief Magistrate Mercy Amole-Ajimoti who did not take their plea, ordered that they be remanded in Abolongo Correctional Centre pending legal advice from the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).
She ordered the police to return the case file to the DPP and adjourned the matter untill May 6, for mention.
Earlier, the prosecution counsel Sergeant Philip Amusan told the court that the suspects with others at large, committed the offence on December 28, 2020.
Amusan said the suspects armed with AK 47 riffles, kidnapped Oluwole Agboola, a pig farmer at his farm at Adagbede village, Oyo.
He said the suspects collected N1.65 million from the younger brother of the victim Olakunle and later killed the victim while in captivity.
The offence he said contravened the provisions of Section 2 and is punishable under Section 4 (2) of the Oyo State Kidnapping (Prohibition) Law, 2016.