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Miners remanded for matcheting farmer

Miners remanded for matcheting farmer

Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
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Two illegal miners, Mohammed Abubakar, 26 and Usman Ibrahim, 18, have been remanded in prison by an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court for allegedly matcheting  a farmer, Taiwo Olagunju.

The accused persons,  were said  to have committed the offence on May 7, 2019 at about 3:30p.m in Abiri Village near Ile-Ife.

The prosecutor, Inspector Emmanuel Abdullahi told the court  that the accused persons, who are facing trial for alleged conspiracy and assault,  unlawfully conducted themselves in a manner that caused breach of peace.

Abdullahi said  the accused persons forcefully   entered into the farmland of the complainant, Olagunju  and started mining  gold  without  his consent.

According to him, when Olagunju enquired  from the accused  about their   mission to his  farmland,  they  assaulted him by matcheting his head and right finger

The offence, he said contravened sections 249, 355 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.

The Magistrate, Mr Olukunle Owolawi, ordered that the accused persons  should be remanded in Ile-Ife prison.

The case was adjourned till May 13, 2019 for mention.

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