Three men have been arraigned before an Akure Chief Magistrate Court for allegedly kidnapping three minors for the purpose of using them for money rituals.
The are Loto Temitayo aged 34, Olabode Omoboye aged 54 and Ogunbamila Erioluwa aged 52.
They were arraigned on three count charges of conspiracy, abduction, and deprivation of liberty, misdemeanors and others.
Police prosecutor, Inspector Adeoye Adesegun, informed the court that the offence was committed on December 13, 2020 at Igodan Lisa, Ondo State.
But the accused pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Adesegun said the children were abducted for the purpose of having carnal knowledge of them and using them for money ritual.
He said the minors were found with the suspects when they were arrested.
Adesegun said the offences contravened sections 365, 516 and 517 of the Criminal Code Cao 37 Vol 1 Laws of Ondo State Nigeria 2006.
Presiding Magistrate, Olanipekun Mayomi, granted the accused persons bail to the sum of N100,000 and a surety in like sum.
The case was adjourned to February 2, 2021 for hearing.