Two kidnapped female students of Federal University Gusau regain freedom after two weeks in captivity

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Two female students of the Federal University Gusau, in Zamfara State, who were kidnapped at their off campus hostel at Sabon Gida village of Bungudu Local Government Area have regained freedom.

This was disclosed by Zamfara State Students Association (ZAMSSA) Federal University Gusau chapter in a press statement issued and signed by the Association’s Public Relations Officer, Comrade Umar Abubakar.

The Association did not disclose whether ransom was paid or not before the kidnapped female students of Microbiology Department of the University regained their freedom on Friday.

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The two kidnapped female students have since been reunited with their families after 12 days in captivity.

“We are sincerely happy for our freedom and we are grateful to the school management and our parents who had to go through the trauma of our abduction and unimaginable pain and anguish”, the students said.

The statement urged the security agencies to ensure the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators and sponsors of the criminal act, no matter how long it takes.

In a related development, a Badagry Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on Friday, ordered the remand of a 41-year-old man, Ibrahim Lemo, for groping the breast of a woman.

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The court heard that Lemo beat up his victim, Zainab Babalola, when she demanded he stopped the unlawful act

Chief Magistrate Fadahunsi Adefioye remanded Lemo after he pleaded guilty to a two count bordering on assault.

Adefioye ordered that the defendant should be remanded in Awhajigoh Correctional Centre, Badagry.

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He adjourned the case until April 14 for facts and sentencing.

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Earlier, the prosecutor, ASP. Clément Okuoimose, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on April 6 at 2.30 p.m. at Badagry Roundabout shopping complex, Badagry, Lagos.

Okuoimose said Lemo without lawful excuse pressed the breast of the complainant, Zainab Babalola.

He said the defendant also hit the complainant on her left eye and caused her harm after she asked him not to touch her again.

The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 134 and 170 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

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