Court fines herder N50,000 for grazing without permit

An Akure Magistrates’ Court on Friday fined a herder, Abdulkadir Shehu N50,000 for grazing without permit from the Ondo State Government.
The News Agency of Nigeria( NAN) reports that the Ondo State Security Network Agency  codenamed: Amotekun accused Shehu of conspiracy, breach of peace, unlawful  grazing and wilful damage of farmland of one Alhaji Salau.
Amotekun alleged that the defendant committed the offence on June 7,2023 at Oke Agbe in Akoko North West Local Government Area of the state.
Magistrate Damilola Sekoni, held that that the prosecution could not give convincing and material evidence on all the three count charge.
Sekoni, however, found Shehu guilty of unlawful grazing without a permit.
He added that the court was lenient on the  defendant because he  was a first time offender and he was diligent throughout the course of the trial.
Sekoni asked Shehu  to pay the money  into the bank account of the state government and produce the receipt to the court for evidence.
The magistrate enjoined  Shehu to get a permit for grazing in the state, adding that if caught capable on the offence again, a full wrath of the law would be imposed in him.( NAN)

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