An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded a 35-year-old school teacher, David Ogundele, in prison custody for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend, Tosin Ashinwo, to death.
Ogundele is standing trial for culpable homicide contrary to Section 221 of Penal Code.
The Magistrate, Mrs Mercy Adebola, ordered that the accused be remanded at the Madalla Prison, Ilorin, and adjourned the case to June 6 for further mention.
Prosecutor Abideen Oderinde had told the court that the accused stabbed the deceased and her mother, Abiola Âshinwo, following their refusal to his proposal of marriage to Tosin.
Oderinde said the late Tosin and her mother refused to accept the proposal because Ogundele was a married man.
He said that apparently infuriated by the refusal, the accused ran into the kitchen, picked a knife and stabbed Tosin to death.
“The suspect also stabbed the mother of the deceased several times on the body and she subsequently lost consciousness.
“She is receiving treatment at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), but her survival is not certain,’’ the prosecutor said.
He said that police investigation revealed that the accused stabbed the deceased, a member of staff of MTN, to death at her residence at Tanke Area, Ilorin.
Oderinde said that after Ogundele committed the offence, he fled the scene and had been on the run till his eventual arrest by security operatives at Oba-Ile, his home town in Osun.
The prosecutor objected to his bail application on the ground that it was a capital offence.(NAN)