39-year-old Chibuzor Elike has been remanded at Olokuta Correctional Centre following his arrest after claiming he abducted one-year-old Eniola Gold Kolawole, who went missing at Sotitobire Miracle Centre in Oshinle quarters in 2019.
The suspect who was arraigned before a Magistrate Court sitting in Akure on Monday January 20, was arrested in River State after weeks of investigation.
Elike reportedly threatened Bisola, wife of the founder of the church on December 14, 2019 at about 11:30pm and also demanded for N800,000 as settlement before releasing the boy. He allegedly threatened to kill the boy if he doesn’t receive the money.
Though the suspect’s counsel, Isaac Adubazi begged for admission of bail to his client in the most liberal term, Chief Magistrate Mayomi Olanipekun ordered that he be remanded at Olokuta Correctional Centre pending legal advice from Director of Public Prosecution.
The case was subsequently adjourned till February 20, 2020.