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A Makurdi chief magistrate court presided by Justice Isaac Ajim, Tuesday remanded a Fulani herdsman for open grazing and criminal conspiracy.

The herder was also accused of causing grievous hurt, culpable homicide and illegal possession of firearms.

When the case was mentioned, the Prosecutor Asp Imo Edward told the court that on the 2nd November, 2017 at about 07:30hrs, the DPO Logo Division received a distress call from the unit commander Police mobile force 13 squadron on special duty at Ayilamo that some Fulani herdsmen stormed Azege village shot and killed one Ortse Kwaghdoo aged 40yrs and also shot one Mr Akaa Hingir in the chest and he sustained serious injury.

He said during Police investigation, one Gambo Ibrahim Mohammad was arrested and a locally made pistol recovered from him.

The prosecutor informed the court that Gambo committed an offence under section 97,248,222 of the penal code Law of Benue State and section 19(7) of the Anti Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment law of Benue State 2017 punishable under section 3(1) of the robbery and firearms act.

No plea was taken on a want of jurisdiction.

The accused was remanded at the Federal Prison and the case adjourned to February 9th, 2018 for further mention.

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