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DSS arraigns herdsman for killing butcher in Rivers


DSS arraigns herdsman for killing butcher in Rivers

Operatives of the De­partment of State Se­curity Service, Rivers State command have arrested a Fulani herdsman for alleged­ly killing a butcher identified as Bright Iruanya in the State.
Saidu Buba, was said to have killed Iruanya last May with a gun in a bush at Abam, Okirika Local Government Area, Rivers State.
Though the purpose of the alleged crime has not been es­tablished, the DSS, on Friday, arraigned Saidu Buba in court over the alleged murder of the butcher.
The accused person is fac­ing two counts of conspiracy and murder in suit number PMC/1292c/16.
“That you, Saidu Buba, adult, with others still at large on or about the 30th day of May 2016, at Abam, Okirika LGA, within the Jurisdiction of this court, did conspire to commit felony to wit: Murder of Bright Iruanya and thereby committed an offence con­trary to Section 516 of the Command Code Law, Laws of Rivers State of Nigeria.
“That you, Saidu Buba, adult, with others still at large on or about the 30th day of May 2016, at Abam, Okirika LGA, within the Ju­risdiction of this court, did conspire to commit felony to wit: Murder of Bright Iruan­ya, by shooting him to death with a gun and thereby com­mitted an offence contrary to Section 316 and punish­able under Section 319 of the Criminal Code Law, Laws of Rivers State of Nigeria, 1999.”
The accused was not grant­ed bail for lack of jurisdiction.
The trial chief magistrate, Sir Sokari D. Andrew-Jaja, has remanded the accused person in prison custody and directed that the case file be sent to the Director of Public Prosecu­tion.
The matter has been ad­journed till September 29, 2016 for mention.

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