Court in Ekiti remands herdsman for grazing on farmland

Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti State Governor
Photo:Pulse.ng
Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti State Governor Photo:Pulse.ng

The police on Thursday arraigned a 30-year-old herdsman, Abubakar Usman, in an Ado-Ekiti Cheif Magistrate Court for grazing on a cassava farmland.

The prosecutor, Bankole Olasunkanmi, told the court that the accused and others at large, committed the offence sometimes in December at Iyemero farm settlement camp ‎in Ikole-Ekiti.

Mr. Olasunkanmi said the accused unlawfully allowed his cattle to graze on the 70 hectares cassava farmland property of Bunmi Akingba, valued N25,000,000.

He said the offence contravened Section 2 (i) and punishable under Section 7 of Prohibition of Cattle ‎and other Ruminants Grazing, Ekiti State Law 2016.

The prosecutor also said that the accused and others at large, had in their possession offensive weapons contrary to Section 4(1) of the Prohibition of Cattle and other Ruminants Grazing of Ekiti and Punishable under Section 11 of Ekiti State Kidnap and Terrorism (Prohibition) Law 2015.

Mr. Olasunkanmi told the court that he had forwarded the case file to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.

No plea was taken.

Chief Magistrate Idowu Ayenimo remanded the accused in prison till the outcome from DPP office.
He adjourned the case till March 3 for mention. (NAN)


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  • Say the truth

    Good move. Way to go. Hisba army will arrest and confiscate whatever they consider to be against sharia. Oshokomole Garry go.

  • PolyGon2013

    Ekiti, the bravest people in Nigeria.