By Niyi Olutunde, Akure
The trial of a suspected killer of Khadijat Oluboyo, ex-Ondo deputy governor’s daughter, Sheidu Sakiru-Adeyemi on Monday stalled at the Ondo state High Court sitting in Akure due to lack of legal representation for the suspect.
It would be recalled that Adeyemi is facing murder and conspiracy charges for allegedly killing his girlfriend, Khadijat Oluboyo and buried her corpse inside his room at No 17, Aratusin, Oke- Aro area of Akure for about six days before men of the state police command arrested him.
The charge sheet reads, “That you, Seidu Sakiru, 27, and others at large on July 2, 2018, at about 7.30 pm at Aratusin Street, Oke-Aro, Akure, did conspire with one another to commit felony to wit; murder, contrary to Section 324 of the Law of Ondo State, 2006.
“That you Seidu Sakiru, 27, did kill one Khadijat Oluboyo, 25, by strangling her and thereafter buried her inside your room contrary to Section 316, Law of Ondo State, 2006.”
But at the commencement of the case at the High Court, the Ondo state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Kola Olawoye expressed the readiness of the government to ensure proper prosecution of the murder case.
Mr Olawoye said the state government must ensure that justice was done to the suspected killer of the former deputy Governor’s daughter, Khadijat was a final year student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, before her untimely death.
The suspect Adeyemi who was brought to the court by Nigerian Prisons officials from Olokuta Prison, Akure told the court that he had no lawyer and expressed doubt if his parents were aware of his trial.
Consequently, the trial judge, Justice Samuel Bola directed the prisons welfare officer to contact the family of the suspect to engage a lawyer for Adeyemi’s trial.
Justice Bola however adjourned the case till 2nd October, 2018 for hearing.
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