The Department of States Service, (DSS) has arraigned two suspected herdsmen, Namajo Mohammadu, 32 and Abubakar Abase, 18 before an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court over alleged murder and armed robbery.
DAILY POST reported that a Tiv pregnant woman was hacked to death by suspected herdsmen at Orin community in Ekiti State.
The Prosecution from the DSS, Mr Olaoluwa Olatunbosun told the court on Wednesday that the defendants committed the offense on Jan. 18 in Ido-Ekiti.
Olatunbosun alleged that the defendants on the said date, while armed with guns and other offensive weapons, unlawfully murdered one pregnant Tiv woman, Mrs Muwaga Felix in her farm.
He said the duo committed the offense of armed robbery against the people of the community.
The offense is punishable under Section 516, 402 and 319 of the Criminal Code.
The defendants were not represented by any counsel and their pleas were not taken as well.
The prosecution urged the court to remand the defendants in DSS custody pending the conclusion of the investigations.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Ropo Adegboye ordered that the defendants be kept in custody of the DSS till the end of the investigation.
Adegboye adjourned the case till Feb. 28 for mention.