An Ado -Ekiti High Court on Friday sentenced an unemployed man , Olumide Ogunrinde to 12 years in prison for kidnapping .

Justice Cornelius Akintayo sentenced the convict after the court had listened to the arguments and submission of both prosecution and defence counsel.

The court, however , dismissed the convict of murder and armed robbery .

Ogunrinde is charged with 11 counts of conspiracy , murder , kidnapping and armed robbery .

He pleaded not guilty to the charge.

According to the charge sheet, the incident occurred between May 3 , 2015 , and May 15 , 2015 , at Epere Ekiti, Ido Ekiti, Ipere Ekiti, Ado Ekiti, Eyio Ekiti etc .

The victims who testified in court alleged that they were kidnapped on Ido-Ilogbo Ekiti road and taken to an unknown place .

To prove his case , the Prosecutor , Mr Idowu Adelusi called five witnesses while the defence called for witnesses.

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