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Court remands farmer for allegedly killing old man

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A Magistrates’ Court in Makurdi on Friday ordered that a farmer, Iorpenda Gbashinbo, who allegedly killed a old man, be remanded in prison custody, pending legal advice.

Magistrate Ajuma Igama, did not take the plea of Gbashinbo for want of jurisdiction.

She adjourned the case until Sept 4.

Earlier, Prosecution Counsel, Sgt. Ato Godwin, told the court that the case was reported at Daudu police station by Verior Ortar, who lives in Gbashinbo village Guma L.G.A Benue on July 20.

Ato further told the court that the Gbashinbo, with others who are at large , attacked the complainant’s father, Ortar Kpehe, at his family house in Daudu town.

He alleged that they injured the victim with a knife and he later died in a hospital from his injuries.

Ato said investigation into the matter was ongoing and prayed the court for another date for mention.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of  section 97 and 222 of the penal code laws of Benue state 2004.

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