Nigeria: Court Remands Female Lawyer Accused Of Stabbing Husband To Death

Ibadan – An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ibadan on Friday ordered that a 28-year-old female lawyer, Yewande Oyediran, accused of killing her husband should be remanded in prison.

The accused, who is a member of staff of Ministry of Justice, Oyo state, was alleged to have stabbed her husband, Oyelowo Oyediran, to death.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Kehinde Durosaro-Tijani, remanded Yewande at Agodi Prison, pending the advice of the Director of Public Prosecution in the state.

Police prosecutor, Insp. Adewale Amos, had told the court that the accused caused the death of Oyelowo, 38, by stabbing him on the neck with a knife.

Amos said the attack on the man resulted to his death.

He said that the offence was committed on February 2, at about 6.10 a.m. at 30, Abidi Odan Street, Akobo, Ibadan, residence of the couple, who got married in February 2013.

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The prosecutor told the court that the offence contravened section 316 and punishable under section 319 of the Criminal Code, Cap 38, Vol .II, Laws of Oyo State 2000.

The court did not take the plea of the accused.

Her counsel, Seun Abimbola, who led eight other lawyers to the court, applied to the court that the accused should be remanded in police custody.

But, the magistrate disallowed the application and ordered that the woman should be remanded in prison.

Durosaro-Tijani, thereafter, adjourned the case till February 16.


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