Latest Benue State News Online For Today
Benue is located in Nigeria’s north-central sub-region/File Photo

Good day, and welcome to the latest Benue State online news headlines update for today, Thursday, August 8th, 2019, on Concise News.


Benue: Court Tries 3 Over Alleged Armed Robbery, Rape

Three persons; Msughve Iorkyaa, Koforo Norom and Norom Nicholas were on Wednesday arraigned before a Makurdi Magistrates’ Court for alleged armed robbery and rape, Concise News reports. The police prosecutor, Sgt. Godwin Godwin told the court that the case was reported at the Benue Police Command by one Gabriel Tyozenda of Tse Ajebe Ucha Village, Gwer-West Local Government Area of Benue. Ato further told the court that a group of persons numbering seven, broke into the complainant’s house at the above address with guns and matches. “They robbed him of the sum of N50,000 and forcefully raped his wife, one Mnene Tyozenda in his presence. They later broke into his brother’s room by name Iorpuu Atsehe and ordered him to give them money but when they did not find anything, they beat him up and inflicted injuries on his back,’’ he said. Read more here.

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Benue: Court Remands Farmer For Unlawful Possession Of Firearm

A Makurdi Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday ordered that a farmer, Baaki Faga, charged with possession of illegal firearm, be remanded in prison custody, pending legal advice, Concise News reports. Faga, who resides in Mbaba, Gwer-East Local Government Area of Benue, is charged with Illegal Possession of Firearms punishable under Section 3(1) of the Robbery and Firearms Act, 2004. The Chief Magistrate, Isaac Ajim, who did not take the plea of Faga, for want of jurisdiction, adjourned the matter until Sept 4, 2019 for further mention. Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Sgt Friday Kanshio, told the court that the case was transferred from the Aliade Divisional Police Headquarters to the state CID, Makurdi via a letter. Read more here.

And that’s all for today on the round-up of the latest Benue State online news headlines. Be sure to get more updates on this dependable online news medium. Do enjoy the rest of your day.