Court remands 3 farmers in prison over death of Fulani herdsman in Benue

A Makurdi Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday remanded three farmers in prison custody over the alleged death of a Fulani herdsman.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the farmers were arraigned in court for criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide.

When the case came up for a mention, the pleas of the farmers were not taken. The accused persons are Eric Tsambe, Agover Ioreren and Adua Terhile, all from Mbahimin Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue.

The Police Prosecutor, Insp. Abraham Akule, told the court that the case was reported at the Aliade Divisional Police Headquarters by one Oralu Saawuan of LGEA Primary School Mbahimin on Feb. 28, 2017.The complainant stated that he came back from the Airport Market in Makurdi and saw some cattle wandering around the bush behind his compound.

He said that when he made inquiries, he was informed that some youths had a problem with herdsmen for allowing their cattle to eat up some crops.

He stated further that the chairman of the vigilance group in the area later informed him that there was a case of a missing Fulani man for which a search was conducted and a corpse was found in the bush.

It was later discovered that the corpse was one 35-year-old Mohammed Adamu, a Fulani herdsman. During a police investigation, the accused farmers were arrested for committing the crime.

The prosecutor said that investigation into the matter was in progress. He said that the offence contravened Sections 97 and 222 of the Penal Code Laws of Benue State, 2004.

The Magistrate, Mrs Franca Yuwa , adjourned the case to till May 9 for a mention.


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Tragedy at Nigerian Airforce Base, Makurdi as airman kills girlfriend

A non-commissioned officer of the Nigerian air force identified as Kalu BA has killed Oladipupo Solape, his lover and colleague.

The incident occurred at the Nigerian air force base in Makurdi, Benue state capital, in the wee hours of Sunday.

Less than two months before ending the love sojourn, the young officer, declared: “She’s everything to me.”

But on Saturday night, he took to his Facebook page to write: “My last night as an airman…. ask about me later and hear my story… you would b surprised.”

Earlier he had written: “RIP young blood… I wish myself that.”

And early on Sunday, he wrote: “4:36,” probably in reference to the time he took her life.

The motive behind his action is unclear, but there are reports that he decided to do so because he found out that she was dating a senior military officer.

While their relationship lasted, Kalu posted information about their private lives on social media, and tagged her on virtually all his posts on Facebook.

On January 20, he wrote: “Taking nice pix with my bae is my hobby,” and to prove this, he posted many of such photographs on Facebook.

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Kalu with his estranged lover

That same day, he went down memory lane recalling how he met his estranged lover.

“It all started with a ‘Hello’. I remember vividly that Monday morning on the parade ground. Seeing such a beauty, pondering on what’s right to say to her. Everyone’s eyes were on her but my eyes were bigger,” he wrote.

“I was over blown by the wind of bravado, standing next to her. It was all about me looking like the beast while she was the beauty but today beauty fell in love with d beast and they both live happily ever after.

“My love story!!!”


Lieutenant Kalu

Kalu gave the impression that he took his own life, but Ayodele Famuyiwa, spokesman of the air force, said he had been arrested.

He explained that Solape died at the hospital where she was rushed to.

“An airman and an airwoman were involved. They had a love relationship which resulted in the shooting. We do not yet know what transpired between them,” PUNCH quoted him as saying.

“She was initially rushed to NAF hospital, but when it was beyond their control, she was transferred to the state hospital where she died. The body has been recovered to our base now.

“The boy (Kalu) has been arrested. He did not die. The post on the social media is mere speculation. He is alive and in custody. Investigations are ongoing into the incident. We will unravel the circumstances that led to the incident.”

NYSC ex-member who rode bicycle from Ibadan to Makurdi narrates his ordeal

Ahungwa Isaac Sekav, a former NYSC member, who claimed he rode on bicycle from Ibadan to Makurdi has explained what he experienced in the cause of his acclaimed journey.

Sekav got a golden handshake of N500k from his state governor, Samuel Ortom and automatic employment for his ‘journey’.

Speaking after his ‘feat’, the young lad said the NYSC management threatened to seize his discharge certificate and bundle him into a bus when he first announced his decision to embark on the journey.

Recall that Isaac, who passed out 4th of November 2016 and began his tour on the 5th of November 2016, had earlier announced that he will be embarking on a “Patriotic Tour” from Ibadan to Makurdi on bicycle.

Isaac, an ex-student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (UAM), said despite the discouragement from the management and some of his ex-colleagues, he embarked on the journey to set record.

“I was threatened by the authorities of NYSC in their office that if I continue to insist on taking that risk of patriotic tour on a bicycle, they will seize my discharge certificate, put me in a car, send me home, then send my certificate to my father.

“I said ok; I left the office disappointed. But they were saying all these because of the risk for my life, even family members kicked against it. It turned out to be a success, glory be to God”.

Rival cult kills varsity student, girlfriend in Makurdi.

A 21-year-old 200 level student of Geography, Benue State University (BSU), Makurdi, Solomon Aondoaseer and his 20-year-old girlfriend, Doofan Agbaja, have been killed by members of a rival cult group in Makurdi.

The police public relations officer, Moses Yamu, who confirmed the killings, said the late Aondoaseer was said be a member of the red Viper cult while their killers belong to the Black Axe cult

According to the PPRO, the killers who had been arrested, confessed that they actually committed the crime.

They include Paul Adum aka Reborn; Terkumbur Gber aka Shanke; Teryila Aondona aka Nasco; Thaddeus Ukaaku aka Waters and Damian Swem aka Dammy.

In another development two out of 3 suspects that robbed one Ato Akperan last month at gunpoint when trying to withdraw money from ATM machine at along Otukpo, were apprehended by the police while trying to sell the vehicle in Abuja.

ASP Yamuna, who also confirmed the arrest, said those arrested include Philip Ikya and Emmanuel Shaoube, while the police are still trailing the third person.

Angry mob set 2 women ablaze over alleged acts of lesbianism in Makurdi

Two ladies were on Thursday set ablaze by angry mob at the ‘Owner’s Occupier area’ in Makurdi, Benue State for allegedly involving themselves in acts of lesbianism.

According to the report making the round on social media, the victims were caught in the act and were stripped naked, beaten and set ablaze on the street by residents of the area.

However, the Benue State Police Command has denied knowledge of the report, saying that several efforts to get the details of the report had proved abortive.

Speaking with DAILY POST on Thursday evening, the Benue State Police PRO, Moses Yamu said, “We have seen the story on social media but report has not been made.

“I still doubt if this happened in Benue. How can such event happen in Makurdi and the police is not informed? Anyway, we shall let the public know once we are done with our investigations.”

Makurdi, Lafia NNPC Mega Stations Step Up Fuel Sale

The NNPC mega stations in Nasarawa and Benue states are stepping up fuel supply to motorist on that corridor by working 24 hours to meet the pressure amidst scarcity in both states.

a station in Lafia late into the night on Monday, some motorist said that the federal government’s directive for 24 hours service is a step in the right direction.

Consequently, several motorists from Makurdi and Lafia have headed to the NNPC mega station in Lafia at night, while the mega station in Makurdi dispenses the product during the day.

To further reassure stranded motorists across the state of the sustenance of the 24-hour service, the Station Manager of the mega station in Lafia, Zubairu Adamu, said that he received three more trucks loaded with fuel to keep selling.

However, at the Makurdi NNPC mega station, the management said that it required about four trucks to meet the need of motorists if it were to implement the 24-hour service directive.

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Woman To Die By Hanging In Makurdi, Find Out Why

A MAKURDI High Court presided over by Justice Jennifer Ijohor, has sentenced a 38- year-old housewife, Mrs. Ternenge Tersoor to death by hanging for killing her husband’s second wife’s one-year-old son.

It was gathered that the husband of the convict, Mr. Tersoor had reported her to the police in 2012 that she snatched the baby from her nanny and strangled him to death.

When the case came up, the accused pleaded not guilty and was unremorseful even as she testified for herself and called no witness to support her claim.

Disquiet In Otukpo, David Mark’s Hometown Over Buhari’s Victory

There’s currently anxiety in Otukpo, the ancestral headquarters of Idoma land following the victory of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari of the APC in the just concluded presidential election.

Reporters observed that Buhari’s victory in Benue was courtesy of votes from the Tivs speaking parts of the state.

All the nine local government areas in the Benue south, famously known as Zone C voted overwhelmingly for the PDP candidate.

Their reason for backing Jonathan for second term might not be unconnected with the fact that their political leader and current Senate President, David Mark had urged them to vote for the incumbent so they could create the long awaited Apa State.

He had also informed them to vote for him so they could still remain number three citizen in the nation.

However, the Idoma people were shocked after results from other states put Buhari ahead of their preferred candidate.

Similarly, the national assembly election showed that the APC won more seats than the PDP.

With the emergence of Buhari as the president elect, the leadership stool will surely leave the zone and obviously Mark would step aside as senate president.

In fact, as at 8pm on Tuesday when it became obvious that Jonathan was going to lose, many Idoma natives began to express open regret on social media for falling into Mark’s trap.

Our reporter learnt that GRA Otukpo, where Mark’s residence is located was deserted when Jonathan put a call across to Buhari to concede defeat.

As at 10 pm on Tuesday, major hot spots in the place literarily became graveyards as only few people could be seen on the streets.

However, some ardent supporters of PDP who spoke with reporters said Mark remained their hero despite the outcome of the election.