Operatives of the Department of State Services have arrested a herdsman for allegedly killing a butcher in Abam, Okrika Local Government Area of Rivers State.
A herdsman identified as Saidu Buba, who allegedly shot and killed a butcher known as Bright Iruanya, at close range on May 30, 2016, in Abam, Okrika Local Government Area of Rivers State, has been arrested by the gallant officials of the Department of State Services (DSS)
It was reported that the family of the deceased had reported the incident to security agencies before the suspect was apprehended.
Though no reason has been given for Buba’s action, operatives of the DSS were able to arrest and arraign him before the Magistrate Court in Port Harcourt on Friday on two counts that bordered on murder and conspiracy to commit felony.
In the Charge Suit Number PMC/1292C/16, Buba was said to have conspired with others currently at large to commit felony in the alleged murder of Iruanya.
The charge against the suspect read, “That you, Saidu Buba, adult with others at large on or about the 30th of May, 2016, at Abam, Okrika LGA, within the jurisdiction of this court, did conspire to commit felony to wit: murder of Bright Iruanya and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 526 of the Command Code Law, of Rivers State of Nigeria, 1999.
“That you, Saidu Buba, adult with others at large on or about the 30th of May, 2016, at Abam, Okrika LGA, within the jurisdiction of this court, did murder Bright Iruanya, by shooting him to death with a gun and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 316 and punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code Law, Laws of Rivers State of Nigeria, 1999.”
The Chief Magistrate, S.D. Andrew-Jaja, directed that the suspect be remanded in prison custody and adjourned the matter till September 29, 2016 for mention.