Herdsman (photo credit: BBC)

A herdsman Habeeb Aliyu has been remanded at Mandala Prison in Ilorin for the alleged killing of one Umar Ismail at Sunbare village of Banni in Kwara state.

The herder is standing trial at an Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on a charge of culpable homicide.

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But the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Prosecutor, Cpl. Gbenga Ayeni, told the court that the deceased, who went to graze his herd on 23 September, was reported missing on 25 September.

According to him, the body of the deceased person was later recovered from the bush without his head.

Police were said to have found out that the accused person killed the deceased because of a rift between them.