Sep 19, 2016

Chief Magistrate Court sentenced 18yrs old herdman to two years imprisonment in Ekiti

Haruna Ali, 18 year old fulani herdsman, has been sentenced to two years imprisonment by the Chief Magistrate Court in Ekiti state. The herdsman was accused of unlawfully grazing his cows in a farmland in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

Haruna who was arraigned before the Magistrate, Idowu Ayenimo, on Jan 22nd 2016 on a two-count charge of willful and unlawful damage of farm crops at Ago Aduloju in Ado-Ekiti. After the initial hearing, the case was adjourned to today September 19th.

According to the magistrate while delivering judgement, ordered, he said, the sentence should run concurrently, explaining that the term was minimal because the offence was committed before the Grazing Law was enacted in the state.

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