Pathologist Identifies Cause of Death of Man Stabbed to Death by Wife in Ibadan
The case of Yewande Oyediran, the Ibadan-based lawyer who stabbed her husband to death has taken a new twist as Dr. Abduldeen Oluwanisola, a consultant pathologist at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, told an Oyo State High Court in Ibadan that hemorrhagic shock from stab wound killed Lowo Oyediran.Oluwanisola made this assertion in his testimony before the court in a murder case against Yewande Oyediran, accused of stabbing her husband,
Oluwanisola made this assertion in his testimony before the court in a murder case against Yewande Oyediran, accused of stabbing her husband, Lowo, to death. Lowo was reportedly stabbed to death by the defendant at their Akobo area residence in Ibadan on February 2, 2016. The accused was subsequently arrested and charged to court, and six prosecuting witnesses had so far testified since the commencement of the trial.
Testifying as the seventh witness, the pathologist said that a request of the coronal autopsy of the deceased from the Nigeria Police made him receive the body at the Adeoyo Hospital, Ibadan on February 3. 2016. He said the autopsy was carried out at about 10.30am on February 4, 2016 and affirmed that there was a stab wound on the left shoulder, located about 10cm from the root of the neck.
Oluwanisola said: “There was a second fresh incision injury of wound located on the lower outer edge of the lower jaw. Our opinion to the cause of the death is hemorrhagic shock from a stab wound sustained from a sharp object.”
Also in his evidence, Oladeji Olayemi, the Investigating Police Officer, said the defendant had declared in her statement that she did not kill her husband, even though, According to the IPO, she agreed to have stabbed him with a pair of scissors.
Olayemi said: “She stated that the deceased fell on a knife he was holding and was wounded in the neck when she was struggling to pull herself from the deceased.
“She stated that the deceased fell on a knife he was holding and was wounded in the neck when she was struggling to pull herself from the deceased.
“The defendant said the deceased had earlier hit her with a plank while sleeping and he later picked a knife and was chasing her in their apartment. She said but she managed to run outside where the deceased fell on the knife.”
Justice Munta Abimbola admitted the said plank, two iPads and a Samsung cell phone recovered by the police from the couple’s apartment as exhibits. Abimbola, then adjourned the case until further notice cross-examination of the police inspector.