Alleged Bayelsa kidnap Lords, John Lyon Eke and Emmanuel Charles Angase who are said to be known for high profile kidnap of bankers, businessmen and prominent Bayalsans have been arraigned before a High Court sitting in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa capital.
The duo 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 that 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.