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Court remands three in Kwara over murder of farmer –

Three suspects, Isiaka Sabi, Hassan Nature and Ardo Umaru with be detained at the Ilorin Custodial Centre over the murder of a farmer Jamiu Ibrahim in Kwara State. 

This was the order of Aminat Mogaji of an Ilorin Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

State prosecution counsel, Thomas Adebayo, had earlier told the court that the three suspects conspired and killed Mr Ibrahim of Idofin in Oke-Ero Local Government Area of the state on June 29.

He said the incident was reported at Oke-Ero Police Station, but the investigation was transferred to the state Criminal Investigation Department, Ilorin, on July 7.

He said the accused took their victim from his room on the farm settlement at midnight on June 29, to a guinea corn farm where he was shot and abandoned to die in a pool of his own blood.

Mr Adebayo told the court that investigation revealed that the accused killed Mr Ibrahim on the invitation of Sabi Isiaka, a farm labourer working for Mr Ibrahim because he did not give him money.

He added that efforts made by members of a vigilance group at Oke-Ero led to the arrest of the accused.

He said that during interrogation, Mr Isiaka confessed to have conspired with his gang, including Janyo Dogo and Ahiyah, who are still at large to rob the deceased.

Counsel to the complainant, Shuaib Oniye, urged the court to remand the suspects in prison, pending the conclusion of police investigation.

Magistrate Mogaji granted the application and ordered that the accused be kept in custody until September 1 when the case would be mentioned again. 

(NAN)

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