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Benue remands teenage herdsman over violation of Open Grazing Law

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The Police on Thursday arraigned 19- year-old Ibrahim Mohammadu of Agirima village of Nasarawa State, in a Magistrates’ Court in Makurdi for alleged violation of Benue Open Grazing Law.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Abdulkarim Abubakar, told the court that the case was reported on Jan.21, by Mrs Ochoyada Ogah, Mrs Gloria Samson and Mrs Rebecca Michael.

The complainants were from Ocholanya village in Agatu Local Government of Area of the state.

Abubakar said that the complainants had averred that they saw the accused person’s cows grazing on their farms.

According to the prosecutor, the accused person voluntarily confessed to committing the crime.

He said that the offence contravened Section 19 (2) of the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law of Benue State 2017.

The accused person pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him.

The Magistrate, Mr Emmanuel Azembe, ordered that the accused person be remanded in prison and adjourned hearing of the case until Feb, 20.