Court remands eight men accused of beheading policeman.

A Plateau High Court on Wednesday ruled that eight men accused by the police of beheading their colleague Yunana Ishaya, be remanded in prison.

The suspects, Abubakar Sani, Abubakar Mohammed, Hussaini Musa, Mohammed Zubairu, Abulahi Mohammed, Ibrahim Usman, Mohammed Doma and Sadiq Abubakar are being tried for culpable homicide.

Prosecutor E.A. Inigbenoise told the court that the accused persons committed the offence on September 1.

Mr Inigbenoise said the suspects on the said date attacked Mr Ishaya with an axe around Gordons Hotel, Zaria Road, Farin Gada, Jos North and beheaded him.

He said that charms which the accused persons believed would make them disappear at will were found on them at the time of their arrest.

Inigbenoise added that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 97, 221 and 217 of the Penal Code.

The suspects have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Judge A.I Ashoms has adjourned the case to December 14 for hearing.

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