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Court remands two men for allegedly raping, murdering Maersk MD’s wife


A chief Magistrates’ Court in Ebute Meta, Lagos, yesterday, ordered that two men who allegedly robbed and murdered the wife of the Managing Director of Maersk, be remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre, pending legal advice.

The Police had charge Olamilekan Oke and Adeyinka Akande, both electricians, with five counts bordering on conspiracy, murder, attempted murder and theft.

Chief Magistrate A.O. Komolafe, who did not take the plea of Oke and Akande, ordered the Police to return the case file to the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.

She adjourned the case until March 26, this year.

Earlier, Counsel from State Criminal Investigating and Intelligence Department, (SCIID), Panti, A.A. Adegoke, told the court that Oke and Akande committed the offence on December 8, last year around 7.30p.m. at Flat 7A, 2, Lugard Avenue, Ikoyi.

He alleged that the duo conspired and robbed a couple, Mr. Gildas and Mrs. Bernadett Tohovo-Tohovo, after cutting off electricity from the couple’s house and breaking in.

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

He said they stole hard currencies, N48, 790 and two iPhones belonging to the deceased, offences that contravened the provision of Sections 223, 230, 233, 260 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

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