Two Herdsmen Arraigned Over Murder of Pregnant Woman

The Department of States Service (DSS) has arraigned two suspected herdsmen, Namajo Mohammadu and Abubakar Abase before an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court over alleged murder and armed robbery.

The DSS counsel, Mr. Olaoluwa Olatunbosun, told the court on Wednesday that the defendants committed the offense on January 18 in Ido-Ekiti.

He alleged that the defendants on the said date, while armed with guns and other offensive weapons, unlawfully murdered one pregnant Tiv woman, Mrs. Muwaga Felix in her farm.

Olatunbosun said the duo also robbed the people of the community.

According to him, the offense is punishable under Section 516, 402 and 319 of the Criminal Code.

The defendants were not represented by any counsel and their plea was not taken as well.

The prosecution urged the court to remand the defendants in DSS custody pending the conclusion of the investigations.

The Chief Magistrate, Ropo Adegboye ordered that the defendants be kept in the DSS custody till the end of investigation.

He adjourned the case till February 28.