According to Punch’s report, the Chief Magistrate, Mrs O.A. Adelaja, had ordered that the police should duplicate the case file and submit it to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.
You will recall we published early this week, how a banker, Olaoluwa allegedly tortured his wife of five years with a belt, poisoned her and also cut her with a machete.
Also in our previous report, Richard, the son of the
deceased testified contrary to the claims by his father that his late mother was beaten and poisoned to death.
Meanwhile, detectives have reportedly removed the corpse from the Gbagada General Hospital morgue where it was initially deposited by Olaoluwa to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, for an autopsy.
The result of the autopsy was said to have been released to the police.
However, after listening to Police Prosecutor, Inspector Chinalu Uwadione application which read;
“That you, Olaoluwa Adejo, on November 12, 2017, at about 6.30pm, on Peluola Street, Oworonshoki, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did kill one Maureen Adejo, aged 28 years, by beating her to death with fist blows and a belt, and also poisoning her food with a Nopex Sniper insecticide, thereby committing an offence contrary to Section 222 and punishable under Section 223 Cap. C17, Vol. 3 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.”
The magistrate questioned him and deduced that the defendant’s claim was doubtful.
Adelaja demanded that the case file should be duplicated and sent to the DPP for legal advice after-which he ordered that the defendant should be remanded in prison.
The hearing was adjourned until February 28, 2018, for further mention.