In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 24th, June, 2020

Cousins Remanded Over Alleged Rape, Homicide Of Maersk MD’s Spouse In Lagos

Cousins Remanded Over Alleged Rape, Murder Of Maersk MD’s Wife In Lagos


Cousins Remanded Over Alleged Rape, Homicide Of Maersk MD’s Spouse In Lagos

A Lagos Excessive Courtroom sitting in Igbosere, has remanded two cousins, Olamilekan Oke, 33, and Akande Adeyinka, 27, on the Ikoyi correctional centre, over alleged rape and homicide of Bernadette, 44, the Hungarian spouse of Gildas Tohouo-Tohouo, the managing director of Maersk Nig. Ltd. .

The duo had been arraigned earlier than Justice Modupe Nico-Clay, who remanded them after that they had taken their plea. The defendants are going through eight-count cost bordering on conspiracy, homicide, tried homicide, illegal assault, theft, armed theft, and rape, most well-liked in opposition to them by Lagos state authorities. .

The Lagos state prosecuting counsel Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo SAN, Lawyer Normal and Commissioner for Justice, who led the Director of Public Prosecution DPP, Mrs Adeyinka Adeyemi, advised the court docket that the defendants conspired to commit the alleged offences on December eight, 2019. .

He stated that the incident befell at about 7:30 pm at flat 7A, No 1, Lugard Avenue Ikoyi Lagos. Onigbanjo stated “Olamileka, on December eight, 2019, at about 7: 30pm, unlawfully had sexual activity with Bernadetta,” .

The prosecutor additional advised the court docket that the defendants unlawfully killed her by suffocating her to dying with a small pillow. Onigbanjo SAN, stated that the duo additionally tried to unlawfully kill the husband by stabbing him severally on the neck, head and again with a knife and dagger. .

Onigbanjo advised the court docket that the defendants robbed them of a number of properties. Nevertheless, the defendants who’re technician and printer respectively pleaded not responsible to the cost in opposition to them. Consequently, Justice Nico-Clay, adjourned the case until June 30, for trial.

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