Ibadan lawyer who killed husband remanded in prison custody

Posted by News Express | 6 February 2016 | 4,620 times

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An Ibadan-based lawyer, Mrs. Yewande Oyeniran, who allegedly stabbed her husband, Mr. Lowo Oyeniran to death on February 2, 2016, at their Akobo, Ibadan residence was on Friday remanded at the Agodi Prison, Ibadan following an order to the effect by an Ibadan Chief Magistrate.

Chief Magistrate, Mrs Kehinde Durosaro-Tijani gave the order when the accused person was arraigned before the court.  The Chief Magistrate had earlier adjourned the case to February 16, this year, for mention.

The prosecuting police officer, Inspector Amos Adewale, had preferred one-count charge against the suspect, who pleaded not guilty.

In the case marked: MI/1539/2016, the prosecutor told the court that Yewande on February 2, 2016 “at about 06:10am at No 30 Abidi Odan Akobo area, Ibadan, in the Ibadan Magisterial District did unlawfully caused the death of one Oyelowo Oyediran, 38, by stabbing him with knife on the neck, which later resulted to his death.”

The prosecutor maintained that the accused had committed an offence contrary to Section 316 and punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code Cap 38 Vol II Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria 2000.

But the lead defence counsel, Mr Seun Abimbola, had applied that the court should remand Yewande in police custody because she was traumatised as a result of the incident, an application which the chief magistrate refused.

Abimbola pressed further that he would bring written application for the request to the court. But the court said it did not have jurisdiction to entertain such application based on the nature of the case.

Journalists that positioned themselves near the Prison vehicles that was to convey her to prison were disappointed as she was sneaked out through another exit in a different car allegedly belonging to her lawyer. (Trust)

•Photo shows killer wife Yewande Oyeniran.


Source: News Express

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