By Dorathy Aninge
Makurdi (Precise Post)- A Makurdi Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered the remand of one Onjefu Ajogi of Iga-Okpaya village, in APA Local Government Area of Benue for alleged culpable homicide.
The Magistrate, Mrs Erdoo Ter did not take the plea of the accused person for want of jurisdiction, but adjourned the case until Oct. 8, 2020 for further mention.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Regina Ishaya, told the court that the case was reported by one Oche Solomon, at the Divisional Police Headquarters, Ugbokpo, APA Local Government Area on July 29, 2020.
The complainant stated that the accused person attacked 30-year-old Adaji Gabriel, in his father in-law’s house.
He further stated that the accused person allegedly stabbed the victim with a knife on his neck, which made him bleed to death.
He said that the accused person was arrested and he confessed to committing the crime.
The prosecutor said investigation into the matter was still ongoing and asked the court for another date for mention.
She said that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 222 of the Penal Code of Benue 2004.