The Sole Administrator of Buruku Local Government, Benue State, David Yiman, has been remanded in prison custody following his implication in the murder of a 50-year-old lecturer, Aondosoo Wilfred Tondo.
Yiman was among the 23 Sole Administrators inaugurated on October 11, 2016 by Governor Samuel Ortom.
Chief Magistrate Court 1, sitting in Makurdi, ordered the remand on Tuesday following his arraignment by the Police.
Others on remand with the Administrator are Kosuvenyi Kungwa and Emmanuel Nyajo.
The suspects were said to have been arrested in connection with the murder of the lecturer of Political Science at the University of Mkar, Benue State, in August.
“During Police investigation, one Kosuvenyi Kungwa, Emmanuel Nyajo and Honourable David Yiman, all males, were arrested for conspiring with many others now at large to commit the crime.”
At the mention of the case, no plea was taken for want of jurisdiction. However, the Police Prosecuting Officer, Hyacenth Mbakwor, told the court that investigation was still in progress and asked for another date.
Counsel to the accused, E.C. Tereve, did not oppose the application adjournment, saying, ‘we will apply for the bail of our client formally.’
While ruling, Chief Magistrate, Isaac Ajim, adjourned the case to January 23, 2017 for further hearing and ordered that the accused be remanded in Federal Minimum Prisons, Makurdi.