Farmer, 22, Remanded Over Murder Of Man, 70


A Makurdi Chief Magistrate’s Court presided over by Mrs. Theresa Wergbah on Tuesday remanded a 22-year old farmer, Aondoyila Agbidye, at the Federal Prisons, Makurdi, for killing a 70-year-old man, Yongugba Abur.

The police prosecutor, Mr. Terzungwe Kajo, told the court that  Mr. Joseph Iorshe, of Zua village, Buruku local government area of Benue state, northcentral Nigeria, reported at Abwa police station that his uncle had been killed.

Iorshe stated that the widow of the deceased, Mngueshima, who witnessed the incident, told him that three unknown persons came to their house and clubbed the aged man to death.

He added that the widow recognised the accused as one of the assailants who killed her husband.

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The prosecutor also told the court that the accused was arrested during police investigation, while other suspects were still at large.

He stated that the offences contravened the laws of Benue State.

Kajo also said investigation into the matter was ongoing and prayed the court for another date for mention.

Mrs. Wergbah adjourned the matter till 13 November for mention.