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Man remanded for beheading his brother over alleged witchcraft in Plateau

25-year-old man, Atagan Danladi, has been remanded in a Correctional Centre for the murder of his brother in Plateau State.

Danladi allegedly beheaded his brother after accusing him of killing their father through witchcraft.

The Prosecution Counsel, Mr Luka Pam, told the court that the defendant stabbed and beheaded his brother.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Section 221 of the Penal Code and is punishable with death upon conviction.

The police charged Danladi, who resides in Bomo village in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau with culpable homicide.

Justice Arum Ashoms of High Court in Jos, who gave the order on Tuesday, October 12, adjourned the matter until Nov. 16, for hearing.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

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