Tuesday, 20 September 2016
Herdsman To Face Two Years Jail Term In Ekiti State For Destroying Crops
Updated 20 September, 2016
A Chief Magistrate’s Court in Ado Ekiti has sentenced one Ali Haruna, 18, to two years imprisonment for taking his cows for grazing in a farmland in Ado Ekiti and destroying crops.
Idowu Ayenimo was found guilty of a two-count charge of wilful and unlawful damage of farm crops at Ago Aduloju in Ado Ekiti.
Punch reported that court indicated that Haruna was arraigned on January 22, 2016.
The four prosecution witnesses testified that the convict was caught in the midnight grazing his cows in the farm belonging to Abdullahi Yaho and Bello Mohammed.
The cash crops said to have been destroyed by the cows in the farm included cassava, maize, okro and pepper, all valued at N3m.
In his defence, the defendant had told the court that the owner of the cows lived in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
The magistrate said that the court did not believe Haruna’s defence as it was not credible.
He held that the Police prosecutor, Mr. Olasunkanmi Bankole, had proved his case beyond every reasonable doubt.
He thereby convicted the defendant as charged without an option of fine.
The magistrate ordered that sentence should run concurrently, explaining that the term was minimal because the offence was committed before the Grazing Law was promulgated in the state.
The defence counsel, Mr Chris Omokhafe, had prayed the court to be liberal in the dispensation of justice, saying that he was a first offender.
Share to Twitter
Share to Facebook
← Newer Post
Older Post →
Post a Comment
Oshiomole's Wife Files For Divorce, Reasons Will Shock You (See Details)
Lara Fortes files for divorce – Unconfirmed reports claim that the beautiful wife Of Edo state governor, Lara Fortes Oshimhole, has fi...
Breaking News - Presidency Calls MMM Promoters Fraudsters, Maps Out Strategy To Stop MMM. Nigerians React [SEE LIST]
Lawmakers say MMM scheme promoters are fraudsters exploiting Nigeria’s current poor economic condition to defraud them. Presidency sa...
MY WIFE BELONGS TO THE KITCHEN SAGA: Watch Aisha Buhari Hilarious Reply To Buhari As Islamic Cleric Calls For Her Arrest. [VIDEO]
Updated 18 October, 2016 Shiek Ismail Illyasu Mangu says the BBC interview of the Aisha Buhari is capable of inciting millions of Nigeria...
JUST IN: Buhari In Tears, Obasanjo Implicated As Nnamdi Kalu Leaks Classified File To World Leaders
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has revealed what its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, has against Nigeria; that he recently said will ...
FACEOFF: Release Nnamdi Kanu & Let Biafrans Go - Gambian Former President Fires Back At Buhari From Exile
As Reported by Afrivibes; The outgoing Gambian leader, Yahya Jammeh, has accused Buhari, for asking him to step down for a democratically ...
ECONOMY CRASH-Buhari Labels Blame On Ministers As 6 Prominent Ministers Are Set To Be Sacked As Early As 2017 [SEE LIST]
A Source in the Presidency, has revealed that President Muhamamdu Buhari, has concluded plans to reshuffle his cabinet by early next year...
PANIC In Aso Rock As Pres. Buhari And Aisha Takes A Huge Step, Stops Daughters Wedding Zahra To Mohammed Indimi [WATCH WHY]
After anticipating the grand wedding ceremony of the daughter of president Muhammadu Buhari, Zahra, to son of billionaire busine...
EXPOSED! - Fulani Leaders Reveals Why They Massacre Only Christians & For Who [Details and names Will Shock You]
The genesis of the ethnic cleansing going on in Kaduna state which has the full backing of Governor of the state, Mallam Nasir El-...
Nationwide Jubilation As Buhari Delivers Record Breaking Message On Petrol, Kerosene & Diesel...
President Muhammadu Buhari, who doubles as the Minister of Petroleum Resources, has announced that the Kaduna, PortHarcourt, and Warri r...
Free Online Counter
| Powered by
Theme by DonGist