An Ibadan Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Iyaganku, in the Oyo State capital, on Friday ordered that Mrs. Yewande Oyeniran, who allegedly stabbed her husband to death in Akobo area of Ibadan should be kept in Agodi prison, despite the plea by her counsel that she should be kept in police custody.
The deceased, Lowo Oyeniran, was a property manager who lived in Grenoble, France, but who also visited his wife in Nigeria regularly since they got married three years ago. He was allegedly stabbed by Yewande, a state counsel with the Department of Public Prosecution, Oyo State, after a disagreement early morning on Tuesday. The couple had no child.
The presiding chief magistrate, Mrs Kehinde Durosaro-Tijani, also adjourned the case to February 16. Presenting the suspect before the court, Inspector Amos Adewale preferred one-count charge against the accused, which she pleaded not guilty to.
According to the charge sheet, the prosecutor said, “Yewande on February 2, 2016 at about 610am at No 30 AbidiOdan, Akobo area, Ibadan, in the Ibadan Magisterial District, did unlawfully cause the death of one Oyelowo Oyediran, 38, by stabbing him with knife on the neck, which later resulted to his death.”
He told the court that through her action, 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.
Counsel for the accused person, Mr.Seun Abimbola, had prayed the court to remand Yewande in police custody because she was traumatised as a result of the incident.
The accused was however taken to prison in a Nissan Primera car, allegedly owned by a lawyer who is a friend to the suspect. This prevented journalists from capturing her exit.