Herdsman sentenced to two years imprisonment for grazing in Ekiti

One Ali Haruna, 18, has been sentenced to two years imprisonment by Idowu Ayenimo, a Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti, for taking his cows for grazing in a farmland belonging to Abdulahi Yaho and Bello Mohammed, and destroying crops.

Ayenimo, in his judgement, said Haruna was arraigned in his court on Jan 22, 2016 over a two-count charge of wilful and unlawful damage of farm crops at Ago Aduloju in Ado-Ekiti. The cash crops said to have been destroyed by the cows in the farm, included cassava, maize, okro and pepper, all valued at N3m. if the cost of the pumpkin leaves eaten isn't included.

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