Destruction Of Farmland: Herdsman Remanded In Ekiti Prison Custody

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By; OLADELE ADEDAYO, Ado-Ekiti.
An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate Court on Tuesday ordered the remand of one Abubakar Aliu‎ in prison custody over alleged damaging of farmland.
The police prosecutor, Sgt. Caleb Leranmo told the Court that the accused committed the offence on Jan. 12 at Iyemero farm settlement in Ikole-Ekiti.
He alleged that the accused allowed his cattle to graze on farmland not designated as ranches belonging to one Promise Point valued at about Thirty million naira (N30,000,000).
According to him, the accused committed an offence contrary to Section 2 and punishable under Section 7 and 4 (3) of Prohibition of cattle and other Ruminants Grazing,Ekiti State Law 2016.
The accused pleaded not guilty, as his counsel, Mr. Busuyi Ayorinde applied for his bail but the Court did not grant the bail.

Chief Magistrate Adesoji Adegboye ‎told the counsel to formalise his application, and consequently remanded the accused in prison custody.
He adjourned the case to Jan. 25 for further hearing.

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