Two prison officers attached to the Federal Prison in Makurdi have been reportedly arrested for releasing a suspected herdsman.
The herdsman identified as Mumuni Abdulahi was arrested for contravening anti-open grazing prohibition law, The Nation reports.
He was allegedly charged before high court 4 and remanded in Makurdi prison.
Dramatically, an unknown policeman now at large, reportedly bought a fake production warrant bearing high court 5 to Makurdi prison to secure the fraudulent release of the suspect.
Legit.ng gathered that the incident became known when the accused confronted his lawyer in Lafia, Nassarawa state and demanded a refund of the money he gave him to fight for his bail.
The accused threatened the lawyer, leading to leakage of the deal.
The police authorities arrested the prison officers upon commencement of investigations into circumstances leading to the phantom release of the accused from custody.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari said only evil-minded people will accuse him of condoning killings being carried out by suspected herdsmen in some parts of the country, adding that it is Satanic for anyone to suggest that he is indifferent about the carnage.
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Addressing a Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) delegation from the 19 northern states at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday, July 5, Buhari said no right thinking individual will think that having secured substantial votes from the areas affected by the crisis, he will turn around to harm the same people.
Buhari also said those accusing his administration of doing nothing to stop the killings are being unfair.
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