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Court discharges herdsmen over charge of causing harm

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KAIAMA – A Magistrate Court in Kaiama, Kwara, on Thursday discharged two herdsmen arraigned for allegedly causing hurt to a farmer, Azeez Aremu.

The Magistrate, Ibrahim Dasuki, discharged Goro Aliyu and Mohammed Jabi, after  Aremu, the complainant in the case, claimed he could not establish  the true identity of the herdsmen that  attacked  him.

The police had in its First Information Report  said that the two accused persons took their cows to the complainant’s farm to feed them.

The  prosecutor, Cpl. Adah Michael, told the court that when they were challenged, the accused allegedly inflicted matchet cuts on the complainant.

She also alleged that the duo were later chased and arrested at their camp in Kaiama.

Michael said the duo were arraigned  on a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy and causing hurt  which contravened sections  97 and 248 of the Penal Code.

They, however, pleaded not guilty when their pleas were taken.

In his judgment, Dasuki held that since the victim had confessed that he could not establish  the true identity of the culprits, the two accused were just victims of circumstances.

“In view of this, these two accused persons are hereby discharged and the FIR against them terminated,” he said. (NAN)

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