Court remands seven for shooting Herdsman, Killing four cows

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An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday ordered the remand of seven men in prison custody over alleged suspected terrorism act.‎

Police prosecutor, Sgt. Bankole Olasunkanmi, told the Court that the suspects committed the offence on May 19 in Igogo Ekiti in Moba Local Government Area of the state.

The seven accused persons are Bamisaye Kehinde (35), Sunday Oladele (24), Bamisale Olawale (37), Obembe Richard (30), Tunde Agbetoye (39), Afolayan Sunday (30) and Onipede Michael (28) who are all indigenes of Igogo-Ekiti.‎

Olasunkanmi alleged that, the suspects were suspected to have terrorised the community unlawfully in an attack that disturbed the peace at Igogo-Ekiti.

He said that they were docked for being suspected to have terrorised Igogo community by unlawfully engaged in an act to unduly compel Government of Ekiti State to perform an act.

Governor Ayo Fayose ordered the arrest and prosecution of seven men said to have allegedly attacked a herdsmen, simply identified as Ibrahim and killing four of his cows.

The accused shot the herdsman with a local rifle but he did not die. They succeeded in killing four cows in his herd in a violence that rocked the community.

The prosecutor said the offence committed was punishable under Section 11 of Kidnap and Terrorism Law, Laws of Ekiti State 2015.‎

Olasunkanmi subsequently applied for a date of adjournment to enable him duplicate the case file and sent to Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.

The plea of the suspects were not taken, while their counsel, Busuyi Ayorinde, expressed the intention of seeking their bail at the high Court.‎

The Chief Magistrate, Idowu Ayenimo, ordered that the suspects should be remanded in prison, till the outcome from DPP office.

He adjourned the case to June 1 for mention.‎

 

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