The Lagos State Magistrate Court in Ogba has ordered that the deposed Baale of Shangisha, Chief Mutiu Ogundare, be remanded in the Kirikiri Prison for allegedly faking his kidnap.
Ogundare, who was arraigned along with his wife, Abolanle and his brother, Mohammed Babatunde, would remain in custody pending the perfection of their bail conditions.
The ex-Baale allegedly connived with his wife and brother to fake his kidnap on Wednesday, July 5 2017. He was, however, seen driving in Oyo, Kwara and Osun states which led to the uncovering of his criminal act.
The police prosecutor, Peter Okerinmodun, told the court that the three suspects were brought before the court on three counts bordering on fake kidnapping.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.
Ruling on the application, the presiding magistrate, Mrs T. Akanni, cited Section 155 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law of Lagos State 2011, noting that bail was at the discretion of the court.
She, thereafter, granted bail to each of the defendants, in the sum of N2m with two sureties each in the like sum.
She stated that the sureties must consist of a traditional ruler and a person with registered property in Lagos or a Grade Level 17 officer in the state public service.
The case was adjourned till Wednesday, August 23, 2017.