Oyo state judiciary accused of attempting to cover up murder case
An Ibadan-based lawyer Yewande Oyediran who has been arrested for allegedly stabbing her husband, Lowo Ajanaku, to death, because he had a child out of wedlock in his base in France, may be left off the hook if the judiciary in Oyo state decides to go with the cover up plans of the suspect’s family.
Punch reports that Ajanaku who is into property development, has been living in Europe since he got married to Oyediran but comes to Nigeria on a regular basis to stay with his family and had come home in December 2015, to execute a job.
A family source said the deceased also used the opportunity to inform his wife that he had a love child with a white woman in his base, with a view to bringing back the child but that did not go down well with Oyediran who is a lawyer with the State Director of Public Prosecutions at the Ministry of Justice.
The family source who informed journalists that apart from losing their brother, the case might also be manipulated since the suspect work directly with those who would prosecute her.
“She is a lawyer with the Oyo State Department of Public Prosecution (DPP) at the Ministry of Justice. She is also the daughter of an Anglican venerable in Ibadan. As an employee of the DPP, she could truncate the case.
“We heard that her family is making efforts to cover up this dastardly act using the state judiciary.”
But the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, has allayed such fears, insisting that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Leye Oyebade, had ordered a thorough investigation into the case, adding that the matter has been transferred to the Department of Criminal Investigation (DCI), of the command for proper probe into the alleged murder after the suspect was arrested.
“We received the report this morning (Tuesday), but information is still sketchy. The CP has ordered a thorough investigation to determine why the suspect, who is a state counsel, allegedly killed her husband.
The murder weapon has been seized by the police. We cannot say much for now until investigation is completed.”