Herdsman stood trial for stealing the governor of Katsina state, Ibrahim Shema’s cow
A 35 year-old man, Aminu Samaila, was on Friday arraigned before a Katsina State Magistrate Court for allegedly stealing two cows belonging to the state’s governor, Ibrahim Shema.
The Prosecutor, Gyan David, told the court in Dustsin-ma on Friday, that the Manager of Shema Farm, Dutsin-ma in Katsina, Garba George, reported the matter to the police.
Samaila was in charge of cows and rams in the farm. He stole two cows and one ram”, he said.
Mr. David said that the accused person sold the animals at N70, 000 to one Jamilu Halilu.
He said that the accused person confessed to the police during investigation that he committed the offence.
But the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge against him.
He said “as the person taking care of the animals, I slaughtered them because they were about to die”.
The Chief Magistrate, Nuraddeen Jikamshi, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50, 000 with a surety in like sum, he said that surety must reside in Dutsin-ma. He adjourned the case to August 29 for hearing.