Court adjourns in case of female lawyer’s murder of spouse to March 1 

By Ismaila Akanji, Ibadan 

 

A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ibadan has adjourned the case of a female lawyer, Mrs Yewande Oyediran, who was alleged have killed her husband in Ibadan to March 1 for mention. 

 

This came as the court was told that the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) in the Oyo State Ministry of Justice has released the legal advice on the case. 

The police prosecuting officer, Mr. Amos Adewale, told the court, presided over by Mrs. Kehinde Durosaro-Tijani, on Tuesday that the legal advice had been released last week, pointing out that the court has no jurisdiction on the murder case marked MI1539/2016. 

Mrs. Yewande Oyediran was accused of stabbing her husband, Lowo Oyediran, to death, in their Akobo, Ibadan residence on February 2 this year. 

The accused works with the Directorate of Public Prosecution in Oyo State, a situation that filled fear among the deceased family members that the case might be swept under the carpet. 

She was arraigned before the court on February 5 on a one-count charge of murder. 

She allegedly committed the offence, contrary to and punishable under the Laws of Oyo State, on February 2, 2016 “at about 6:10am 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.”  

 

While addressing the court, the lead defence counsel, Mr. Seun Abimbola, said that he was not aware that the legal advice had been released.

 

The Chief Magistrate then urged counsels to both parties in the case to update their records after which she adjourned the case to March 1, 2016 for mention.

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