Court remands farmer for allegedly attacking colleague on his farm



A Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded a 37-year-old farmer, Salisu Magaji in a correctional facility for allegedly attacking his colleague on his farm.

Magistrate Ibrahim Emmanuel adjourned the matter until May 31 for bail consideration.

The defendant, who resides in Ungwan Halli Yarsarki Village, Giwa , in Kaduna State, is charged with criminal conspiracy, trespass and causing grievous hurt.

The Prosecution Counsel, Insp Chidi Leo, told the court that Barau Yusuf of same address with the defendant reported the matter via a letter of complain to the Commissioner of Police Kaduna State, on April 15.

He alleged that the defendant and two others at large, attacked the complainant with a cutlass without any provocation while he was clearing his farm.

The prosecutor said the complainant sustained injuries on his left hand and back during the attack and was rushed to the hospital in Giwa where he was admitted.

Leo said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 59, 333 and 227 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law, 2017.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge.

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