Court remands Benue LG sole administrator, two others in prison

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LOCAL government sole administrator in Benue State, Honourable David Yiman and two others were on Tuesday, remanded in prison for an alleged murder of a university lecturer.

The Chief Magistrates’ Court 1, sitting in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, on Tuesday, remanded in prison the newly inaugurated sole administrator of Buruku Local Government Area, Honourable David  Yiman, Kosuvenyi Kungwa and Emmanuel Nyajo over murder.

According to the First Information Report (FIR) obtained from the court, the suspects were arrested in connection with the murder of a 50-year-old Honourable Aondosoo Wilfred Tondo.

The deceased, Tondo,  according to FIR, was a lecturer at the Department of Political Science, University of Mkar a faith-based private university in Gboko area of Benue State.

According to the FIR, “during  police investigation, Kosuvenyi Kungwa, Emmanuel Nyajo and Honourable David Yiman all males, were arrested for conspiring with many others now at large to commit the crimes.”

At the mention of the case on Tuesday, no plea was taken for want of jurisdiction. However, the police prosecuting officer, Hyacenth Mbakwor, told the court that investigation was still ongoing and asked for another date.

In his ruling,  Chief Magistrate Isaac Ajim ordered that the accused be remanded at the Federal Minimum Prison, Makurdi, and adjourned the case till January, 23, 2017 for further hearing.