A 22 year old 500 level student of Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko, Ebenezer Adejumola, who allegedly killed his girlfriend, Oluwaseun Ajila early this month has been ordered to be remanded in Olokuta prison by a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Akure, the Ondo state capital.
Ebenezer was alleged of raping and killing the 20 year old model, the only child of her mother on October 4, 2018 between the hours of 17.05 and 19.10, at Labake Street, beside Kabafat Nursery and Primary School, Abusoro, Akure.
The charge sheet with two counts against the accused person read thus:
“That you Adejumola Ebenezer Olumide ‘m’, on the 4th of October 2018, between 1705hrs and 1910hrs, at Labake Street, beside Kabafat Nursery and Primary School, Abusoro, Akure, in Ondo State Magisterial District, did kill one Ajila Oluwaseun ‘f’ age 20yrs, by strangulating and stabbing her with kitchen knife which resulted in her death, and thereby committed an offence, contrary to section 316 and punishable under section 319(1) of the Criminal, Cap 37,vol. 1, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria 2006.
“That you Adejumola Ebenezer Olumide ‘m’, on same date, time and place, in the aforementioned Magisterial District, did rape Ajila Oluwaseun ‘f’ age 20yrs, and thereby committed an offence, contrary to section 357 and punishable under section 358 of the Criminal, Cap 37, Vol. 1, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria 2006.”
The accused however pleaded not guilty when the two charges were read to him.
The Prosecuting Counsel, Messr Adebayo Ayorinde, applied for the adjournment of the case by citing section 269 of the Administration of Criminal Justice, Ondo State laws, and also prayed the court to remand the accused in prison custody for the case file to be forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecution(DPP) for legal advice.
The defence counsel, Abdulrahman Yusuf did not oppose the application of the Prosecuting Counsel.
The Presiding Magistrate, Mr.A.Yakub therefore ordered the remand of the accused person till January 22, 2018 pending the outcome of the legal advice.