Farmer Kills Nephew Over N1,500


A 24-year old farmer, Abdullahi Babangida, who was arraigned for allegedly killing his nephew over the sum of N1,500, has been remanded in prison custody on the order of  Mr. Joel O. Michael, a trial magistrate in Ilorin, Kwara State, northcentral Nigeria.

The accused, who hails from Ndanaku village near lade in Edu Local Government Area of the state, was alleged to have inflicted the 16-year old deceased, Chumo Mohammed, with machete cuts, resulting in his death.

The attack followed a misunderstanding between the two of them over the N1,500.

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Babangida was arraigned on a one-count charge of culpable homicide, contrary to section 221 of penal code law.

Police First Information Report, on the matter revealed that the accused had callously killed his nephew over an issue of N1,500 which came up between them.

Magistrate Michael, who upheld the submission of the prosecutor, Inspector James Odaodu, ordered that the accused be remanded at the Federal Medium Security Prison, Mandala in Ilorin, pending the outcome of police investigation, while adjourning the case till 30 May for further mention.

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