A Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere, has remanded two cousins, Olamilekan Oke, 33, and Akande Adeyinka, 27, at the Ikoyi correctional centre, over alleged rape and murder of Bernadette, 44, the Hungarian wife of Gildas Tohouo-Tohouo, the managing director of Maersk Nig. Ltd.
The duo were arraigned before Justice Modupe Nico-Clay, who remanded them after they had taken their plea. The defendants are facing eight-count charge bordering on conspiracy, murder, attempted murder, unlawful assault, robbery, armed robbery, and rape, preferred against them by Lagos state government.
The Lagos state prosecuting counsel Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo SAN, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, who led the Director of Public Prosecution DPP, Mrs Adeyinka Adeyemi, told the court that the defendants conspired to commit the alleged offences on December 8, 2019.
He said that the incident took place at about 7:30 pm at flat 7A, No 1, Lugard Avenue Ikoyi Lagos. Onigbanjo said “Olamileka, on December 8, 2019, at about 7: 30pm, unlawfully had sexual intercourse with Bernadetta,”
The prosecutor further told the court that the defendants unlawfully killed her by suffocating her to death with a small pillow. Onigbanjo SAN, said that the duo also attempted to unlawfully kill the husband by stabbing him severally on the neck, head and back with a knife and dagger.
Onigbanjo told the court that the defendants robbed them of several properties. However, the defendants who are technician and printer respectively pleaded not guilty to the charge against them. Consequently, Justice Nico-Clay, adjourned the case till June 30, for trial.
Pastor Tolu Odukoya-Ijogun, the first daughter of late pastor Mrs Bimbo Odukoya has welcomed a baby boy.
Announcing the good news on her Instagram page moments ago, Tolu Ijogun who was previously a mum of two beautiful girls wrote "Has He said it? Will He not do it? ... My Father has blessed us with a beautiful young man to complete the Olumide Ijogun Family! Now a party of 5! Please rejoice with us.... picture beautifully captured by my brother, those who really know me know my love and obsession for the HolySpirit,the white dove"
Already congratulatory messaged have started pouring in.
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The Director of Information, United Nations Information Centre for Nigeria, Joseph Kayanja has disclosed during an email chat with The PUNCH on Wednesday that sensational singer, D'banj is not and was never a United Nations Youth Ambassador for Peace.
According to the director, D’Banj was never at any time given the title of ambassador by the UN. The email read in part, “I would like to confirm that the said Mr. Oladapo Oyebanjo aka D’Banj is NOT a UN Ambassador. The title was accorded to him by an obscure UN youth association which has nothing to do with the United Nations. I hope this clarifies.”
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Ms Babatayo Seyitan, in a statement released on Tuesday, has come up with another revelation concerning the rape allegation against popular musician, Dbanj, alleging that she was arrested and locked up in a police cell with criminals who violated laws.
Seyitan put out a public statement over her alleged rape and how she has been threatened by D’banj and his team since coming out with her statement.
In Seyitan public statement, she gave the timeline of events that have transpired since she came out publicly with the story of her rape.
She confirmed that D’banj used the police to intimidate and kidnap her for 48 hours without cause.
In the press statement, Seyitan said she filed the criminal complaint at the Gender Desk...