A farmer, Terseer Angbee, who allegedly stabbed his colleague to death, was Monday remanded in prison custody by a Makurdi Magistrates’ Court pending legal advice.
The magistrate, J. O Ayia, who gave the order, refused to take the plea of Angbee, saying that the court lacked jurisdiction to entertain the suit.
Subsequently, Anyia has ordered the police to send the case file to the Benue Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.
She has therefore adjourned the case until August 26, for further mention.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Godwin Ato, told the court that the case was reported by Torngu Mwaikyoga of Tse Agu Mbajor Tombo at Buruku police station.
Ato alleged that Mr Angbee stabbed the complainant’s father, Mwaikyoga Yandev, during an argument after the suspect uprooted some orange trees.