By DAUD OLATUNJI
ABEOKUTA — Ogun State Police Command has arraigned a man, Kudaisi Kamoru, and his son, Sulaiman Kamoru, before an Abeokuta magistrate court, for accusing two officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, of attempt to kidnap them.
According to the court charged sheet, the duo were arraigned for allegedly beating one Tijani Rasaq and Ibironke Mustapha in Abeokuta on February 18 and allegedly called them kidnappers.
They were said to have committed breach of peace in the state, malicious damage, unlawful assault, willful and unlawful damage of Buba and Sokoto, valued at N10,000, property of Tijani Rasaq, raining of curses and accusing the officials of being kidnappers.
Counsel to the accused, Dr. Femi Jolaosho, accused police of conspiring with LASTMA to intimidate his client, who he said had sued LASTMA and two others for N50 million damage for causing permanent impairment of his left leg.
According to him, “my client had sued Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, Attorney-General of Lagos State and Commissioner for Works in the state for N50 million over his permanent impairment caused by officials of LASTMA on May 6, 2010.
Jolaosho said the two officials of LASTMA, on February 18, 2013, allegedly disguised as customers to Mr. Sulaiman Kamoru and allegedly lured him to Panseke in Abeokuta metropolis to supply granite before he reportedly raised alarm following their suspicious movement.
The defendants counsel said: “The LASTMA officials were arrested and taken to Lafenwa Police station where they were granted bail.”
However, Magistrate I. O. Olayinka, who granted the accused bail in the sum of N150,000 with one surety, who must be a resident of Ogun State and has evidence of payment of tax, adjourned the case till April 22.