A 28-year-old man, Terhemba Ajom, has been remanded in prison custody a Makurdi Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Benue State, for allegedly murdering of his ex-girlfriend, Ladi Terzungwe and her new lover, Shimasaan Nehemen.
Idoma Voice reports that Ajom of Konshisha Local Government Area of the state, was arraigned for culpable homicide punishable with death, alongside a 19-year-old lady, Jennifer Ahangba, an indigene of Vandeikya Local Government Area of the state, for conspiring with him to commit the crime.
According to the prosecution, a brother of the deceased Shimasaan, Terzungwe, reported the matter to the police on January 17 this year, that while he was in his room, he heard his younger brother Shimasaan crying for help.
Terzungwe allegedly told the police that as he rushed out of his room to find out what had happened to his brother, he discovered that the victim’s house was on fire and he called out to his neighbours who found that the brother and his girlfriend had been burnt to death.
It was discovered during police investigation that the second accused, Ahangba, had informed Ajom that his girlfriend was with another man, and following the information, Ajom had come at night with a gallon of petrol and lighter and set fire to the house in which his girlfriend and another man were, killing both of them.
When the case came up, no plea was taken for want of jurisdiction as prosecution told the court that investigation was still on and asked for another date.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Theresa Wergba, therefore ordered the accused to be remanded at the Federal Prisons, Makurdi, and adjourned the case to March 7.