Update: Court remands two electricians for alleged murder of Maersk MD’s wife

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Update: Court remands two electricians for alleged murder of Maersk MD’s wife

 

 

Two men, who allegedly robbed and murdered the wife of the Managing Director of Maersk Nigeria, Gildas Tohouo, are to be remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre, pending legal advice.

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ebute Meta, Lagos gave the order on Friday.

The police charged Olamilekan Oke and Adeyinka Akande, both electricians, with five counts bordering on conspiracy, murder, attempted murder and theft.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, ASP A.A. Adegoke, counsel for the State Criminal Investigating and Intelligence Department, Panti, told the court that Oke and Akande committed the offence on Dec. 8, 2019, at about 7.30p.m., at Flat 7A, No. 2, Lugard Avenue, Ikoyi.

He alleged that they conspired and robbed a couple, Mr Gildas and Mrs Bernadette Tohovo-Tohovo.

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

He alleged that they raped Bernadette, 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 offence contravened the provision of sections 223, 230, 233, 260 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Chief Magistrate A.O. Komolafe, ordered the police to return the case file to the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions and did not take the plea of Oke and Akande.

The case was adjourned to March 26.

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