Makurdi chief magistrate’s courtroom, presided over by Mr. Isaac Ajim, has denied bail to six herdsmen arrested over the brand new yr day assaults on Guma and logo neighborhood authorities areas of Benue state.
The suspects were first arraigned on January 5 before Mr. Ajim, who ordered that the accused remanded in Makurdi Medium prison until the day before today.
The accused men and women— Ibrahim Saleh, Jibrin Adamu, Magaji Yau, Ibrahim Abubakar, Useni Bala and Sabin Yau— were charged for culpable murder, crook conspiracy, mischief via fire, grievous hurt and violation of the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches establishment regulation 2017.
They had been also arraigned for rearing their cows in farmlands at Akor village in Guma council, thereby contravening section 97, 329, 333 and 222 of the Penal Code laws of Benue nation and segment 19(2)(3) of the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches status quo regulation of Benue nation, 2017.
No plea was taken for need of jurisdiction, simply as the important nation suggest, Mike Abenga, from the country Ministry of Justice, carried out to take over the prosecution and the great case from the preliminary prosecuting recommend, ASP Edward Imoh.
Abenga further brought every other utility, urging the court docket not to grant bail to the accused, pending the willpower of the substantive match and carried out for an adjournment to enable the ministry conclude its prison advice.
suggest to the defendants, Al-Mustapha Elegu, did now not oppose the software.
The presiding leader Justice of the Peace, Ajim, granted the country recommend’s utility.
He instructed the accused that the offences had been grievous, including “i will need felony recommendation from the kingdom Ministry of Justice.”
He ordered the accused remanded on the Makurdi Federal Medium Prisons and adjourned the case till March 29 for ruling on utility for bail and April eleven for hearing of sizeable in shape