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Sunday, 26 August 2012

Man charged for stealing Governor’s cows

a 35-year-old man, Aminu Samaila, was arraigned before a Katsina State Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing two cows belonging to Gov. Ibrahim Shema.
The case was said to have been reported to the the police by Dustsin-ma on Friday that Garba George, the Manager of Shema Farm, Dutsin-ma, Katsina. Prosecutor Gyan David told the court..
“Samaila was in charge of cows and rams in the farm. He stole two cows and one ram,” he said.
David said that the accused person sold the animals at N70, 000 to one Jamilu Halilu.

It was said that the accused person had confessed to the offence, but he pleaded not guilty.

He said: “as the person taking care of the animals, I slaughtered them because they were about to die.”

Chief Magistrate Alhaji Nuraddeen Jikamshi asked the accused person if he understood the charge against him.

Jikamshi granted him bail in the sum of N50, 000 with a surety like sum.

He said that surety must reside in Dutsin-ma and adjourned the case to Aug. 29 for hearing.

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