CITY NEWS Policeman shoots herder, cow in Wukara Court jails man for car theft
Apoliceman attached to the Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Farms along Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Road, Abuja, on Sunday afternoon allegedly shot at a herdsman and his cow.
The herdsman identified as Samaila was said to have been shot along with a cow among the cattle he was herding behind the farm not far from Wukara community at about 2:45p.m.
A resident who simply identified himself as Usman said Wukara residents heard sound of gunshot around the farm and ran there “but other Fulani people close to the area were running towards us and told us a policeman had shot a herdsman,” he said.
“We don’t know want happened between the Fulani man and the MOPOL. The herdsman was at the back of the site and the MOPOL was inside the farm when we got there,” he said.
He said the policeman may have shot the herdsman and a cow due to a disagreement on where to graze the cattle.
“The Fulani man and one cow had died before we got there,” he said.
Usman said the late Samaila was the only child of his father and his wife was delivered of a baby just two weeks ago.
Usman, who said there has been heavy presence of security operatives at the farm, said the herdsman has been buried according to Muslim rites.
The FCT police command spokesman, ASP Anjuguri Manzah did not pick calls placed to his phone while he did not reply a message sent to him. An FCT Upper Area Court has jailed a 33-year-old man for stealing cars in Abuja and its environs.
The prosecution counsel, A.O Urom told the court that the accused identified as Ahmed Isah was arrested on July 2 at Area 10 Garki, Abuja by one of the police officer on patrol.
The prosecutor further informed the court that during police investigation, three keys suspected to be master keys used in opening vehicles were recovered from the accused.
He also said that further investigation revealed that the accused belonged to a gang of thieves who specialized in using master keys to steal different vehicles belonging to innocent victims from where they are parked within the FCT metropolis.
When the charges were read to the accused, he pleaded guilty. The prosecutor, therefore, urged the court to try the convict summarily in pursuance to section 112(8) of the Administration of the Criminal Justice Act, 2015.
Delivering the judgment, Umar Yusuf Kargako, sentenced the convict to eight weeks imprisonment after the accused pleaded guilty to the one count charge of car theft, an offence contravening sections 319A and 306 of the penal code law.