A farmer in Benue State, Ternenge Igbaade, has been remanded by a magistrate’ court in Makurdi, the state capital for allegedly causing the death of his pregnant wife.
The court, on Tuesday, ordered that the farmer should be kept in the Makurdi Correctional Centre.
Igbaade was charged with culpable homicide by the Benue State Police Command.
He pleaded not guilty but his plea was rejected by the Magistrate, Mrs Erdoo Ter.
She adjourned the case until April 19, for further mention.
According to the Prosecution Counsel, Insp James Ewache, the father of the victim, Tyoapine Sule of Tse- Agberagba Konshisha LGA, Benue reported the case on Feb 22, 2023.
The prosecution told the court that the victim, Kpadoo, was two months pregnant and alleged that the suspect out of annoyance beat his wife who later bled to death.
He said the offence contravenes the provisions of Section 222 of the penal code laws of Benue State 2004.
The prosecution prayed the court for an adjournment stating that an investigation into the matter was still ongoing.
Meanwhile, a 30-year-old man, Ezekiel Babalola, on Tuesday, was arraigned at the Ekiti State Chief Magistrate’s Court, Ado Ekiti for allegedly stealing 17 kegs of palm oil.
Police prosecutor, Inspector Olubu Apata, told the court that Babalola and two others, who are currently at large, stole the kegs of palm oil belonging to one Mrs Taiwo Adeuya.
“The defendant and two others at large did conspire and steal 17 kegs of red palm oil valued at N558,500, property of Mrs Taiwo Adeuya,” Apata said.
Apata, who alleged that the defendant committed the offence around 6am on January 24 at Ire Ekiti in the Oye Local Government area of the state, said, “The offence is punishable under Section 422, 302(1)(a) of the Criminal Laws of Ekiti State 2021”.
The Chief Magistrate, Kehinde Awosika, granted bail of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum to the defendant and adjourned the matter till April 16 for a definite hearing.