Court Remands Two For Raping, Murdering Maersk MD’s Wife

A Lagos State Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ebute-Meta yesterday remanded two men, who allegedly robbed and murdered the wife of the Managing Director of Maersk, in the custody of the Kirikiri Correctional Centre.

The men: Olamilekan Oke and Adeyinka Akande are to remain behind bars pending when the state Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) would issued a legal advice on the matter.

The police charge the defendant, both electricians, with five-count charge of conspiracy, murder, attempted murder and theft.

Chief Magistrate A.O. Komolafe, who did not take the plea of the defendants, ordered the police to send the case file to the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions.

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She adjourned the case until March 26.

The police Prosecutor, ASP A.A. Adegoke had told the court that Oke and Agande committed the offence on December 8, 2019, at about 7.30p.m., at Flat 7A, No. 2, Luggard Avenue, Ikoyi.

He alleged that they conspired and robbed a couple, Gildas and Mrs Bernadett Tohovo-Tohovo in their home.

The prosecutor alleged that Oke and Akande, cut off electricity from the couple’s house and broke in.

Adegoke alleged that they raped Bernadett, stabbed and suffocated her to death before proceeding to stab Gildas on the neck with a knife, but he survived the wound.

He said that they stole hard currencies, N48,790 and two iPhones belonging to the deceased, he said.

The prosecutor maintained that the offence contravened the provision of sections 223, 230, 233, 260 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

19th April 2024
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