Farmer drags man to court over destruction of farm, threat to life




By Aisha Gambo

 

Kaduna   –     A middle aged farmer, Mukhtar Ahmad, on Monday dragged one Muhammad Umar to Magajin Gari Sharia Court in Kaduna accusing him of completely destroying his farm that was due for harvest.

The complainant, a resident of Rigachikun area of Kaduna, told the court that Umar had used a tractor to plough through the farm destroying crops planted there.

Ahmad further accused the the defendant of threatening to deal him, a situation that forced him to move his family to another place for safety.

“He called me at midnight after the incident threatening to deal with me, a situation which made me and my family to spend the night somewhere.

“My family and I couldn’t sleep that night due to fear of his threat”, the complainant added.

When his plea was taken, the defendant, a resident of Tudun Wada area of Kaduna, pleaded not guilty.

Umar told the court that the claims of the complainant were completely false as he had never seen him or met with him in his life.

“I don’t know him,” the defendant insisted.

The Judge, Malam Dahiru Lawal after listening to both parties ordered the complainant to present his witnesses on Oct. 29, when the case would come up for continuation of hearing.





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