- Four suspects arrested in connection with the burning of former President Obasanjo's farm have been ordered to be remanded in prison
- The order was given by Vincent Kor of the Chief Magistrates’ Court in Makurdi on Friday, February 18
- The suspects were charged with criminal conspiracy, criminal intimidation, criminal trespass, mischief by fire and act of terrorism
Makurdi, Benue state - A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Makurdi has ordered the remand of four men who allegedly conspired and burned a farm belonging to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Daily Nigerian reports.
The Chief Magistrate, Vincent Kor, on Friday, February 18, ordered the suspects, Julius Igyo, Samuel Aleva, Pius Mcha and Daniel Ortserga to be remanded in a correctional centre.
In another report by Vanguard, all four from Howe town in Gwer-East local government area of Benue were charged with criminal conspiracy, criminal intimidation, criminal trespass, mischief by fire and act of terrorism.
Kor who did not take the plea of the suspects adjourned the matter until March 28 for further mention.
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Obasanjo’s farm: 4 suspects arrested for allegedly torching former president's farmland
In a previous report by Legit.ng, no fewer than four suspects were arrested in connection with the burning of former president, Olusegun Obasanjo's 2,420 hectares of farmland in Benue state.
The state government led by Governor Samuel Ortom had vowed to fish out the perpetrators for prosecution in the wake of the incident.
Ortom in a statement by his chief press secretary, Nathaniel Ikyur said the fire was an act of sabotage, adding that the perpetrators must be brought to justice.
Obasanjo drops first public statement after his Benue farm was destroyed
Meanwhile, Obasanjo has reacted to the attack on his farmland at Hawe in Aliade area of Gwer East local government of Benue state by some suspected hoodlums.
The former Nigerian leader said the destruction and burning down of his 2,420 hectares of farmland is a bad development.
In a statement issued by his special assistant on media, Kehinde Akinyemi, in Abeokuta, Ogun state, Obasanjo said government at the state and local government level have taken up the matter.