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Man Lands In Jail Over Wife's Death In Lagos

An Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the remand of an auto dealer Ikechukwu Daryl Ogbonna over the death of his wife, Abimbola Martins-Ogbonna.

Magistrate Adebayo Kafayat Tella (Mrs) made the order following advice by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Lagos State, which indicted Ogbonna for involuntary manslaughter.

Reading out the DPP Advice, Mrs Tella said the Defendant should be arraigned before the Lagos High Court.

She remanded Ogbonna in custody pending the filing of information against him and his arraignment.

Defense counsel Mr. Abubakar Yesufu however prayed the court to release the defendant based on earlier bail conditions granted him.

But Magistrate Tella held that she lacked the jurisdiction to entertain a case of involuntary manslaughter, hence all bail applications should be presented before the high court.

She adjourned till March 7, 2023.

Ogbonna, a 37-year-old Lagos car dealer, was arrested by the Lagos State Police Command over Abimbola’s death Lekki.

Ikechukwu and Abimbola had been married for 16 years with the union blessed with five children.

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