The Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja has sentenced a dethroned traditional ruler, the Baale of the Shangisha area of Lagos State, Mutiu Ogundare to 15 years imprisonment for planning and faking his own kidnap.

Justice Hakeem Oshodi sentenced the dethroned monarch to prison after convicting him on a three counts bordering on breach of peace and fake abduction.

The court also convicted and sentenced one of his brothers, Adams Mohammed. The monarch’s wife, Abolanle was however discharged of the allegations.

“I have considered the allocutus of the defence counsels. However, it is in the view of this court that the defendants showed no remorse during trial,” the judge said.
“In fact, the first defendant tried to buy his way out of the court. This is why a lesson has to be taught to serve as deterrence to others. The sentencing shall run concurrently from the day they were arrested,” he added.