Saturday, July 30, 2011

419 scam bail hearing on hold

The group allegedly responsible for the kidnapping and extortion of a Dutch national has been waiting a month for a bail application. But their difficulty in assembling a legal team saw the case postponed yet again on Thursday. The six are accused of kidnapping businessman Edo de Ronde from his hotel after he flew in from the Netherlands, lured in by what police believe to be a 419 scam. Four of the accused, Richard Ogbozor, Chinedu Ikedi, James Ifemetu and Christiaan Offiah, are Nigerians alleged to have been working with South Africans Nicholas Smith and Tracey Harrop