An Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan on Tuesday struck out a preliminary objection challenging the competence of the murder charge against Yewande Oyediran, accused of killing her husband, Lowo. Oyediran, a staff of the Directorate of the Public Prosecution (DPP) in Oyo State Ministry of Justice, allegedly murdered her husband by stabbing him with a knife.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the female lawyer, a resident of Akobo Area of Ibadan, allegedly stabbed her husband on February 2.

The defendant’s counsel, Mr. Bioye Ashanike, had challenged the competence of the charge. Ashanike argued that the procedure used in filling the murder charge against his client was not the one meant for the trial of a capital offence like murder.

The counsel argued that the determination of the charge by the court would be a clear violation of his client’s rights and urged the court to strike it out.

In his ruling, Justice Munta Abimbola, struck out the preliminary objection, saying the murder charge against the defendant was competent.




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