Ekiti court remands man in prison for grazing illegally

For unlawfully grazing with his cattles, an Ekiti Chief Magistrate Court, Ado Ekiti has remanded a man named Abubakar Usman while it awaits an advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

This was the result of an order given by Idowu Ayenimo, the Chief Magistrate who presided over the arraignment of Usman.

The illegal activity of the accused and others who are currently at large led to destruction of the Iyemero Farm Settlement camp, police prosecutor, Bankole Olasunkanmi told the court.

Usman was accused of intentionally allowing his cattle to enter into the farm owned by Bunmi Akingba, the complainant in the case.

This contravened Section 2 (i) and punishable under Section 7 of Prohibition of Cattle ‎and other Ruminants Grazing, Ekiti State Law 2016.

In addition, the prosecutor stated that the accused and his company were in possession of dangerous weapons which goes against Section 4(1) of the Prohibition of Cattle and other Ruminants Grazing of Ekiti and Punishable under Section 11 of Ekiti State Kidnap and Terrorism (Prohibition) Law 2015.

For more deliberation, Chief Magistrate Idowu Ayenimo adjourned the case till March 3, 2017.

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