The Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo has remanded eight persons in Ilesa prison for allegedly defrauding a lawmaker Timothy Owoeye of N38 million.
Kazeem Agbabiaka, 40, Abdulrasheed Ojonla, 45, Femi Oyebode, 30, Babatunde Oluajo, 50, and Adebiyi Kehinde, 42 are being tried for conspiracy and fraud.
Others include Oyebamiji Oyeniyi, 32, Ismaila Azeez, 45, and Awodunmola kehinde, 44.
The Magistrate, Olusegun Ayilara, ordered them to be remanded until September 28 when their plea would be taken.
The Prosecutor, ASP John Idoko told the court that the accused committed the offences between April and July in Oluajo area of Osogbo.
Idoko said the accused conspired to defraud the Majority Leader, Osun State House of Assembly (OSHA) of the sum of N38 million under the pretence of organising a spiritual prayer for him to avert a death revelation.
The group had abducted the lawmaker, striping him stark naked for the purpose of siphoning his money.
It was also gathered that Owoeye had attempted to sell his investments in order to meet up with the demands of the bandits until his family intervened.
The prosecutor said the accused dubiously recorded a clip showing the lawmaker naked and allegedly circulated it, which went viral.
He said the offences contravened sections 516 and 390(9) of the criminal code, cap 34 vol.11 laws of Osun, 2003.