|Yetunde with husband Lowo Oyediran who she stabbed to death.|
that he would bring a written application for the request to the court. But the court said it did not have jurisdiction to entertain such application based on the nature of the case. When the case is mentioned at the Iyaganku chief Magistrate court today, there may be no much progress with the trial, as the Oyo state Director of Public Prosecution may order the transfer of the case to a high court.
Murder trials are usually held there. Yewande, a lawyer with the State Ministry of Justice, is facing a charge that she stabbed her husband to death at their Abidi Odan Akobo home on 2 February. She reportedly stabbed her 38 year-old husband twice. Oyelowo died after he was brutally stabbed The first time, she hit the husband on the shoulder, missing his heart. When the husband returned from hospital, she attacked him again, this time hitting him fatally on the neck. Oyelowo bled to death. According to family sources, the argument between husband and wife had started over the husband’s proposed business trip to Europe.
According to family sources: “Lowo was to travel to Europe for business purposes and then stop over to visit his child (from another woman) who’s also living in Europe with the mother. “This didn’t go well with Yewande, I suppose and the squabble continued into late In the night. In the process Yewande stabbed her husband Lowo on the shoulder missing his heart by just few inches. “Their neighbour-the Landlord intervened in the matter and took Oyelowo to a nearby hospital for treatment as he bled profusely.
After treatment he was released to return home and instructed to rest as he had lost a lot of blood. On arriving home, the Landlord’s son offered Lowo his room to pass the night. But he declined the offer stating clearly that ‘all was fine as he trusted his wife and believed she didn’t mean to harm him’. “Few hours later, a shout was heard again: it was the cry of a man in agony. Oyelowo was battling for his life, blood gushing out of his neck and mouth. His wife Yewande had used a knife to stab him once again, unfortunately it was in the neck, a very delicate part of the body. He was whisked to the hospital where he was certified dead on arrival”.
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