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Herdsman In Ekiti Sentenced To Life imprisonment For Grazing , Shooting Owner

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An High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday sentenced a 32-year-old herder, Muhammadu Abubakar, to life imprisonment for attempted murder and possession of gun.

Abubakar was tried and found guilty on two counts of attempted murder and unlawful possession of firearms.

The charge read in part, “On April 9, 2019, at Aba Cotonou, Omu Ekiti, in the Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti State, the defendant did attempt to murder one Chief Samuel Amaa and others. Found in his possession were a gun and cartridges on the same day.”

The police prosecutor, Taiwo Ajibulu called witnesses against the herdsman(defendant) and he was found guilty of committing the act.

A witness, in his testimony before the court, said, “The defendant was challenged while grazing on the cassava farm; he was angry for being questioned. He pulled out his gun and fired at the people who challenged him, but they were fortunate it (the bullet) missed them.

“He was later overpowered by residents while trying to escape, following which he was handed over to the police.”

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