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Not Above The Law Newly inaugurated LG boss in prison for murder

A newly inaugurated chairman of a local government area in Benue State has been remanded in prison for the murder of a lecturer.

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The Chairman of Buruku Local Government Area of Benue State, David Yiman, has been remanded in prison custody by a Chief Magistrate Court 1, sitting in Makurdi.

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Yiman who was inaugurated by the state governor, Samuel Ortom, alongside 23 others on October 11, 2016, was remanded in prison in connection with the murder of a 50-year-old lecturer of Political Science of the  University of Mkar, Dr. Aondosoo Wilfred Tondo, in August.

Remanded with the LG boss were Kosuvenyi Kungwa and Emmanuel Nyajo, for the same offense.

According to the First Information Report obtained from the court, the suspects were fingered in the brutal murder of the lecturer following some political differences.

The report reads in part:

'During police investigation, one Kosuvenyi Kungwa, Emmanuel Nyajo and Honourable David Yiman, all males, were arrested for conspiring with many others now at large to commit the crime.'

At the mention of the case, no plea was taken for want of jurisdiction while the prosecuting  police officer, Hyacinth Mbakwor, told the court that investigation was still in progress and asked for another date.

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While ruling on the matter, Chief Magistrate Isaac Ajim ordered that the accused be remanded in Federal Minimum Prisons, Makurdi, while the case was adjourned to January 23, 2017, for further hearing.

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