A Makurdi magistrate’s court on Thursday remanded two brothers, Oliver Yagba and Aondona Yagba, in a correctional facility for allegedly beating a man to death in Adeke community in Makurdi LGA of Benue State.
Earlier, the prosecutor told the court that one Terungwa Moses of Tse-Yagba of Adeke community on March 2, 2023, reported that some persons, including Aondona Yagba, Oliver Yagba, Friday Utamen and Luka Iorzua, armed themselves with cutlasses, guns and sticks and attacked his father, Kuve Wilfred, who died from the wounds inflicted on him.
The prosecution also said that the complainant reported that they also beat up one Inspector Damian Iorvenda and inflicted deep cuts on him for intervening in the matter.
He said the two defendants who were later arrested confessed to the crime during police investigation, noting that the other suspects were at large.
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The Magistrate, Sonia Yaikyur, ordered that the defendants be remanded at the Makurdi Correctional Centre and adjourned to April 14.
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