Benue LG boss in prison for alleged murder
Mr. David Yiman, the current Sole Administrator of Buruku LGA of Benue State, has been remanded in prison by a Makurdi Chief Magistrate’s Court for an alleged involvement in the murder of one Dr. Wilfred Tondo, a lecturer at the University of Mkar, Gboko in Benue state.
The accused was arraigned alongside one Kosuvenyi Kungwa and Emmanuel Nyajo, for criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide, Benue.info reports.
In a report filed before the court, the Divisional Police Officer, ‘B’ Division, Gboko LGA, received information that; “on August 11th, at about 5a.m., three gunmen broke into the official residence of the 50 year deceased and they shot him on the abdomen and he later died at Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi, while receiving treatment as a result of the gun shot injury.”
The Prosecuting Police Officer, Inspector Hyacinth Gbakor, during police investigation said that the trio were arrested for conspiring with many others, now at large, for the said crime. At the mention of the case, no plea was taken for want of jurisdiction.
However, the PPO told the court that investigation into the matter was still in progress and asked for another date. The Chief Magistrate, Mr. Isaac Ajim, in his ruling, ordered that the accused be remanded at the Federal Medium Prison, Makurdi, and adjourned the matter to January 2017 for further mention.