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Court Sentences Dethroned Baale To 15-Years Imprisonment In Lagos

An Ikeja High Court on Tuesday sentenced a deposed Baale of Shangisha in Magodo area of Lagos, identified as Mutiu Ogundare, to 15 years imprisonment for faking his own kidnap.

Justice Hakeem Oshodi sentenced him following his conviction on a two-count charge of breach of peace and fake kidnapping as the court didn’t sentence him alone, but sentenced his brother identified as Opeyemi Mohammed on the same prison term.

The court however deemed it fit to set his wife Abolanle, free having earlier absolved her of all the charges.

According to the prosecution, the defendants committed the offence on July 5, 2017, as the prosecution explained that Ogundare put himself forward to be kidnapped, for the purpose of causing a breach of public peace, adding that his brother and wife aided in the crime.

For staging his kidnap, Ogundare was removed as the Baale of Shangisha by former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos, in July 2017.

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