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Mr. John Lyon Eke, a suspected Bayelsa kidnap kingpin and Emmanuel Charles Angase notorious for high profile kidnap of bankers, businessmen and prominent Bayalsans have been arraigned before a High Court sitting in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa capital.

The suspects pleaded not guilty to the 14 count charges of kidnapping, armed robbery and criminal felony prefferred against them.

In view of the plea, the Prosecution Counsel, Bayelsa State Director Public Prosecution, Apulu Iyabosa said the briefs of the case was served on the defendant counsel and prayed for a trial date.

The Counsel to the defendants, Francis Gbaionna said he has not received the statement of charges from the prosecution lawyer, adding the he has no objection to the application.

Ruling on the matter, the presiding Judge of Court, Justice I Eradiri ordered that the defendants be remanded at the Okaka Correctional Centre and adjourned the case for hearing on the 5th and 21st of December, 2022.

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