Operatives of the Osun state police command have apprehended one Taye Lamidi and her accomplice, Basirat Lamidi who allegedly connived to kill her (Taye’s) mother-in-law.
The state police said the mother-in-law was attacked and killed on the 30th , of October 2018 after the duo connived and emptied a pot of hot stew on her body, at their home in the Okeyelu village, Ilie, in the Olorunda local government area of Osun State.
The case has caused the two suspects to be in and out of the magistrate court in Osun in recent times.
Police prosecutor, Inspector Muslim Jafani told the Naija News that Mrs Rebecca who has being in the hospital since the incident had died not too long ago. Jafani furthered asked the court to strike out the previous charges levelled against the accused persons and went ahead to swap the old suit with a new one which includes a two-counts charge of felony and murder.
The new charges read in part; “That you Basirat Lamidi and Taye Lamidi, and one other now at large, on October 30, 2018, around 1.30pm at Okeyelu village, Ilie, in the Osogbo Magisterial District, did conspire among yourselves to commit felony to wit; murder, thereby committing an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 516 of the Criminal Code, Vol. 34, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2003.
“That you Basirat Lamidi and Taye Lamidi and one other now at large, on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned magisterial district, did cause the death of one Mrs Rebecca Oladosu by pouring hot water mixed with pepper on her body, thereby committing an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 316 of the Criminal Code Vol. 34, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2003.”
However, the presiding judge, Justice R. A. Olayemi, adjourned the case till March 21st 2019, ordering that the accused be remanded in the custody of the Ilesa Prison pending a bit of advice from the state’s Director of Public Prosecutions.
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