Baale of Shangisha: Prominent Traditional Ruler, Brother Jailed 15 Years

Baale of Shangisha: Prominent Traditional Ruler, Brother Jailed 15 Years

  • A high court in Lagos has issued a stern judgment on a monarch in the Magodo area of the state, the Baale of Shangisha, Mutiu Ogundare
  • Ogundare was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Tuesday, September 27, for faking his own kidnap
  • While the court also slammed Ogundare's brother, Opeyemi Mohammed, his wife was absolved of the charges

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Ikeja, Lagos - The deposed Baale of Shangisha in the Magodo area of Lagos, Mutiu Ogundare, was on Tuesday, September 27, sentenced to a 15-year jail term after he faked his own abduction.

Justice Hakeem Oshodi, the presiding judge, meted out the verdict to Ogundare after he was convicted of a two-count charge bordering on breach of peace and fake kidnapping, The Nation reports.

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Ikeja court
The monarch's brother was slammed with the same verdict (Photo: Guardian)
Source: UGC

The court also slammed the monarch's brother, Opeyemi Mohammed, with the same judgment for being his accomplice.

However, Ogundare's wife, Abolanle, was declared innocent of the charges.

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Delivering the ruling, the judge said:

“I have considered the allocutus of the defence counsels. However, it is in the view of this court that the defendants showed no remorse during the trial.
“In fact, the first defendant tried to buy his way out of the court. A lesson has to be thought to serve as a deterrent to others.
“The defendants are hereby sentenced to 10 years to count one without an option of fine, one year to count two with an option of N200,000 and 15 years to count three without an option of fine.
“The sentencing shall run concurrently from the day they had been arrested."

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Kidnappers struck in Abuja as they kidnapped the traditional ruler of Bukpe community in Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

His Royal Highness (HRH) Alhaji Hassan Shamidozhi, who was whisked away at gunpoint, was abducted while sitting in front of his palace, taking fresh air.

This was disclosed by the monarch’s brother, who is the Chief Imam of the Community’s Central Mosque, Malam Jibrin D. Gimba.

He said:

“I just walked into my house after he his palace when he said he wanted to take some shower after which he will come out rest in front of his palace to take some fresh air.
“Some few minutes later, I started hearing gunshots… I watched through my window and discovered that the kidnappers had whisked him away.”

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A publication has it that some armed terrorists on Wednesday, March 30, invaded the low-cost housing estate in Zaria city, Zaria LGA of Kaduna, and kidnapped an unspecified number of citizens.


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