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Farm workers remanded for killing owner

Suspects being taken to the prison by the correctional service officials in Kwara

The Kwara State Magistrate Court in Ilorin has remanded three suspected farm workers in custody for allegedly killing their boss, Jamiu Ibrahim, during an armed robbery.

The suspects are Isiaka Sabi, Hassan Bature, and Ardo Umaru, allegedly plotted and murdered Jamiu Ibrahim of Idofin Odo-Ashe, Oke-Ero local government area of the state.

According to police report, Isiaka Sabi worked for the deceased.

The Police First Information Report (FIR) reveals that the case was transferred from Oke Ero Divisional Police
Headquarters, Ilofa Kwara state to the Criminal Investigation Department, Ilorin for discreet investigation on July 7, 2022.

The FIR said five unknown gunmen invaded Asalapa farm settlement via Idofin Odo-Ashe and took Jamiu Ibrahim out of his room into a guinea corn farm behind his house where he was shot and abandoned to die.

The report says the concerted effort of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria Oke-Ero, led to the arrest of Isiaka Sabi, Bature Hassan and

Umaru Ardo of different farm settlements in Idofin Odo Ashe, who were fingered in the killing of Jamiu Ibrahim.

The FIR reveals that during an investigation, Sabi Isiaka who was a laborer with the deceased confessed to have conspired with Bature Hassan, Umaru Ardo, Janyo Dogo and Ahiyah who is at large to rob the deceased.

At the resumed hearing, the Police Prosecutor, Thomas Adebayo, urged the court to remand the suspects in prison for 21 days pending the outcome of their investigation.

In her ruling, Magistrate A. Mogaji remanded the accused persons in Oke-Kura Correctional Facility in line with the administration of the Criminal Justice Law of the state.

The case was adjourned to September 1, 2022 for mention.

Reporting by Ali Rabiu; Editing by Chinasa Ossai