Couple remanded for alleged murder of 22-year-old woman in Ogun
A couple, Kehinde Oladimeji, 43, and Adejumoke Raji, 35, have been remanded in in Oba and Ibara Correctional centres respectively for alleged murder of one Ife Adeh, a 22-year-old woman in Ogun State.
The defendants, who were being tried on two counts of conspiracy and murder, reside at No. 72 MKO Abiola Way, Leme area in Abeokuta.
The Police Prosecution Counsel, Miss Oluwatosin Jackson, told the Magistrates’ Court sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta that the defendants committed the offence on Jan.12, at Leme area of Abeokuta.
Jackson said that the couple conspired and murdered Odeh, who was a close friend of Adejumoke.
She said Adejumoke allegedly invited the deceased (her friend) to her house and prepared noodles with sleeping substance.
The prosecutor added that, while the deceased slept off after the meal, Adejumoke allegedly strangled her and butchered her body, and sold the head for N70,000 to one ritualist in Ibadan.
Jackson also alleged that the offensive odour that emitted from the remaining part of the dismembered body in Adejumoke’s room attracted neighbours’ attention, leading to their arrest.
The prosecutor said that the offence contravened sections 324 and 319(1) of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun 2006.
Magistrate I. O Abudu, who did not take the plea of the defendants, ordered that they should be remanded in prison pending legal advice from the Ogun State Director of Public Prosecution.
She, however, adjourned the case until April 29, for mention.
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