A Magistrates’ Court in Minna on Friday ordered three farmers namely; Idris Aliyu, Umaru Tsado and Mohammed Alkali to be remanded in prison custody for alleged culpable homicide, pending legal advice from Niger State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Magistrate Ahmed Garafini declined to take the defendants’ plea owing to lack of jurisdiction. So he directed the police to forward a duplicate of their case file to the DPP and adjourned the matter until April 22 for further mention.
Earlier, the Police Prosecutor, Insp Aliyu Maiyaki told the court that one Usman Dankuagi of Dankuagi village in Wushishi Local Government Area reported the matter on March 24. Maiyaki alleged that the defendants caused the death of one Aliyu Aliyu of the same address.
He said the defendants were arrested after police investigations. The offence, he said, are contrary to the provisions of sections 97 and 221 of the Penal Code Law.