An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday ordered that a farmer, Segun Adebayo, be remanded in Oke-kura Correctional Centre for allegedly killing a herder.
The defendant was charged with culpable homicide by the police.
The Magistrate, Ibrahim Dasuki, ordered that Adebayo be remanded in prison pending when the case would be further mentioned on June 22.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Zacheaus Folorunsho, told the court that a family member of the slain herder reported the case to the police station after his brother failed to return from where he went to graze his cattle.
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According to the police, Adebayo had during interrogation confessed to the crime at the station, stating that he shot the herder for grazing on his farm.
Folorunsho further told the court that the defendant also confessed that he killed the 18-year-old herdsman and tried to conceal the corpse.
He prayed the court to remand the defendant on the basis that his offence was not ordinarily bailable.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.
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