Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja, has sentenced the dethroned Baale of Shangisha in the Magodo area of the state, Mutiu Ogundare, to 15 years imprisonment for faking his kidnap.
Ogundare was first remanded on July 16, 2017, by an Ogba magistrate’s court, Ikeja, for faking his kidnap alongside his brother Opeyemi Mohammed.
The monarch’s wife was discharged on 15 July, on the ground that she had no link to the offences.
Meanwhile, Justice Hakeem Oshodi, on Tuesday convicted and sentenced the duo to 15 years jail term.
The judge held, “I have considered the allocutus of the defence counsel. 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 taught to serve as a deterrent to others.
“The defendants are hereby sentenced to 10 years on count one without an option of fine; one year on count two with an option of N200,000 fine, and 15 years on count three without an option of fine. The sentences shall run concurrently from the day they were arrested.
Ogundare was alleged to have on July 5, 2017 “put himself forward to be kidnapped for the purpose of causing breach of public peace” contrary to Section 5 of the Kidnapping Prohibition Law of Lagos State 2017.”