The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the police charged Mohammed Musa, 25; Suleiman Umar, 27; Sunajo Ibrahim, 26 and Yunusa Ja’eh, 25, with two counts of conspiracy and kidnapping.
Mr Musa Lawal, the Chief Magistrate, who did not take the plea of the defendants, ordered the police to send the case file to the Kaduna State Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.
He adjourned the case until September 9 for mention.
The Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Yusuf Inuwa, had earlier told the court that the case was transferred by the Director State Security Kaduna, to the Commissioner of Police Kaduna State, on August 16.
Inuwa said the defendants and two other persons, at large, kidnapped a teenager from Ugwan Uku in Kano State to Kaduna State in November 2018
He said during investigation, Musa (first suspect) was arrested and he revealed the whereabouts of the other defendants, who were later arrested.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 59 and 247 of the Kaduna State Penal Code, 2017.