March 4, 2024

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Fake kidnap: 20-year-old Ekiti lady, accomplice get community service sentence

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An Ekiti State Chief Magistrates ’ Court sitting in Ado
Ekiti , on Monday , sentenced a 20 – year – old lady , Mary
Idris , and her collaborator , Victor Olawusi, 18 , to two
weeks community service for faking a kidnap .
The court also ordered the convicts to undergo two
weeks counselling for the offence . Mary , who travelled from Ado Ekiti from Akure, the
Ondo State capital , on August 9, 2020 , colluded with
Victor to send a message to her parents that she had
been kidnapped and that her abductors were
demanding ransom.
The police prosecutor , Monica Ikebulo , said the
convicts “ did conduct themselves in a manner likely to
cause a breach of the peace by concealing their
whereabouts and demanding ransom from Mary’ s
parents on the pretext that she had been kidnapped. ”
However , Mary said that she went to her boyfriend at
Akure to catch fun and ran out of money to make her
way back to Ado Ekiti and this made her to send the
alarming message to her parents.
The Chief Magistrate, Adefunke Anoma , said , “ This
again is sadly a sign of high moral decadence in the
fabric our society . ”
Anoma frowned on Mary ’ s action for leaving the
comfort of her home only to go and stay at a
guesthouse for four days . The two ( community service and counselling ) are to
run simultaneously and the convicts are to report back
to the court at the expiration of the said two weeks , ”
the chief magistrate ordered .
According to her , while the Chief Security Officer of the
Ekiti State Judiciary will supervise the community
service , the Court Registrar will supervise the
counselling .

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