Jonathan Agbidye, lawmaker representing Katsina-Ala East constituency in the Benue State House of Assembly, has been remanded in prison over alleged criminal conspiracy and kidnapping.
Agbidye and one Denen Zuamo of Katsina-Ala town, was also remanded, after both suspects were arraigned before a Makurdi Chief Magistrate Court on Friday.
They are being accused of conspiring with other suspects, now at large, to snatch a Toyota Hilux van with registration number SWA-215-FM, and other valuables belonging to Apin Public Health Initiatives, along Katsina-Ala-Tordonga road in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of the state.
Police said both men were arrested with the said vehicle, which was re-registered as MKD-992-AD in Makurdi, the state capital, during investigation.
They are accused of being members of a gang of armed robbers and terrorists, headed by the notorious and wanted kingpin, Terwase Akwaza, known as ‘Ghana’, who snatched, robbed and abducted the staff of Apin Public Health Initiatives.
Agbidye and Zuamo were remanded in the Federal Correctional Facility in Makurdi by the trial magistrate, who adjourned the case till October 12, 2020, for further mention.