An 18-year-old herdsman identified as Jaye Mohammadu was on Thursday remanded in Agodi prisons by an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan for allegedly killing his fellow herdsman over N2,000.
The Police Prosecutor, Cp. Ojo Bewaji, told the court that Mohammadu and the deceased, Gambo Tashi, 22, worked as herdsmen for one Alhaji Kata at Aba Olode, Kishi in Oyo State.
Bewaji stated that the accused unlawfully caused the death of Mohammadu by attacking him with a cutlass.
He said, “The defendant allegedly accused Tashi of stealing his N2, 000.
“This resulted in a misunderstanding between the defendant and the deceased, and in the process, there was a scuffle. While Mohammadu used a cutlass, the deceased used his rearing stick to fight.
Mohammadu was said to have allegedly macheted Tashi in the neck which led to his death.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Abdulateef Adebisi, ordered that the suspect be remanded at the prison, pending an advice from the Oyo State Director of Public Prosecutions.
He said the incident occurred on July 30 around 12:35 a.m. at Aba Olode, Kishi in Oyo State.
The magistrate, however, adjourned the case until September 25 for mention.
According to him, the offence contravenes Section 316 and of the Criminal Code, punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code Cap. 38, Vol. II, Laws of Oyo State 2000.