2 remanded over murder, kidnap of German expatriates

An Abeokuta Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday remanded two persons in prison over the alleged murder of a German expatriate and the kidnap of another.

The Prosecuting Counsel, Gloria Nyang, alleged that the accused, Umaru Ibrahim, 33, and Saidu Muhammed, 30, committed the offences on October 24 at Ogbere, Ijebu-East Local Government Area of Ogun State.

She said the accused conspired to cause the death of one Frank Sieberg in the attempt to kidnap him and another victim, Walter Limbacher.

The expatriates were both employees of Julius Berger Construction Company.

Mr. Nyang said the offences contravened sections 516, 364 (2) and 316 (3) of the Criminal Laws of Ogun, 2006.

The accused persons had no fixed address, occupation and counsel and their pleas were not taken by the court.

Chief Magistrate Anthony Araba remanded the accused in Oba prison while awaiting legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution in the state.

He adjourned the case till February 27, 2015 for further hearing.


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