A Lagos High Court sitting in lgbosere has remanded two cousins, Olamilekan Oke and Akande Adeyinka at the lkoyi correctional centre for alleged rape and murder of 44 years old Hungarian wife of Gildas Tohouo-Tohouo, the managing director of Maersk Nig. Ltd, Bernadette.
The duo – Olamilekan, 33, and Akande 27 – are both technician and printer respectively. Olamilekan was said to have had unlawful sexual intercourse with the deceased around 7:30pm at flat 7A, 1, Lugard Avenue lkoyi, Lagos.
They 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 last year.
In the words of Onigbanjo, the incident took place around 7:30 pm at flat 7A, 1, Lugard Avenue lkoyi Lagos. Onigbanjo said Olamileka, on December 8, 2019, at about 7: 30pm, unlawfully had sexual intercourse with Bernadette.
The prosecutor further told the court that the defendants unlawfully killed her by suffocating her to death with a small pillow. Onigbanjo said, “The duo also attempted to kill the husband by stabbing him severally on the neck, head and back”.
The defendants were also accused of robbing the Tohouo-Tohouo of several property.
Reacting to the charges preferred against them, the defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge against them.
The case was adjourned until Tuesday June 30 for trial.Follow us on social media