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Two herdsmen allegedly kill colleague over a mobile phone

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An Ilorin Magistrates ’ Court on Wednesday remanded two herdsmen , Shehu Abubakar and Abdulkareem Maikudi , for allegedly killing their colleague , Musa Kareem , following a misunderstanding over a cell phone .

The magistrate , Mrs . Moji Adebosin , ordered that the accused persons be remanded at Okekura Prisons , Ilorin, and adjourned the case until July 12 for further mention .

The accused persons face two counts of criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide .

The charges were a violation of sections 97 and 221 of Penal Code .

The accused were arrested following a complaint by one Yusuf Kareem on June 10 at the Divisional Police headquarters , Fufu , Kwara , that the duo allegedly killed his son , Musa Kareem .

According to the complainant , on June 6 , the deceased led his cattle for grazing from his camp , but it was only the cattle that returned home later that the day .

He said that after searching for the deceased for two days , his body was discovered under a tree in a bush around where he had taken his cattle for grazing .

The First Information Report said that during interrogation at the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department , Ilorin , the accused admitted to have killed the deceased during a misunderstanding over a cell phone .

The FIR added that after the accused had beaten the deceased with sticks , the deceased fell on the ground in the bush , became unconscious , and later died .

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The prosecutor, Sergeant Innocent Owoola , informed the court that investigation into the case was ongoing .

He pleaded with the court to adjourn the case until another date to enable the Police to complete their investigation.

The prosecutor , however , objected to the bail for the accused on the ground that the alleged offence was capital in nature and was not , ordinarily , bailable .

He pleaded with the court to remand the defendants in prison pending the outcome of investigations .

( NAN )

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