Missing vital documents stall trial of Oyo alleged killer lawyer
The Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan, yesterday adjourned till Monday, June 27 the trial of a female lawyer, Yewande Oyediran, who allegedly stabbed her husband, Lowo, to death on February 26 this year.
The adjournment followed absence of vital documents in the application filed by the prosecution.The accused is an employee of the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) in the state’s Ministry of Justice.
The private prosecutor counsel, Mr. Sanya Akinyele, who stepped into the case at the last court date, informed the court that the report of the autopsy carried out on the deceased and the statement of the co-tenant of the defendant were missing from the evidence list, adding that both documents were key to the diligent prosecution of the case.
In his response, the defendant’s counsel, Mr. Abioye Ashanike, told the court that he was just served the application and needed time to study it and react accordingly, stating that he needed to do a thorough studying of the application before responding as the charge against his client was a capital offence and thereby seeks for an adjournment.
After entertaining all submissions, Justice Moutar Abimbola subsequently, adjourned the case till June 27 for hearing of the reply from the defendant’s counsel.