A Federal High Court sitting in Gwagwalada has remanded a 41-year-old herdsman, Ibrahim Yahaya, for allegedly killing a farmer. The farmer identified only as Mohammed challenged the herdsman over grazing his cattle on his farm.
The prosecutor, Adeniyi Oyeyemi, told the court that the event which led to the death of the deceased occurred on the December 24, 2016 at about 2:00p.m. in Kuje Area Council, Abuja.
“The deceased, Mohammed, had accused Ibrahim of damaging his farm land during grazing and warned Ibrahim to desist from such or else he will face consequence.
“On that fateful afternoon, the accused person, Ibrahim arrived with his cattle on Mohammed’s farmland for grazing and he was confronted by the deceased.
“This degenerated into a scuffle between the duo and in the twinkle of an eye, the suspect reached out for a cutlass which he used to hack the deceased to death,” he said.
The accused was charged with culpable homicide, an offence contravening section 220(a) of the Penal Code. He however, denied the charge.
Justice M. Balami ordered the remand of the defendant and adjourned the case to May 24, 2017 for hearing.
20 April, 2017