A Lagos Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, January 31, ordered the remand of popular auto dealer, Ikechukwu Daryl Ogbonna, aka IVD, over the death of his wife, Abimbola Martins-Ogbonna, National Daily reports.
Magistrate Adebayo Kafayat Tella made the order following advice by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Lagos State, which indicted Ogbonna for involuntary manslaughter.
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Reading out the DPP Advice, Tella said the Defendant should be arraigned before the Lagos High Court. She, therefore, remanded Ogbonna in custody pending the filing of information against him and his arraignment.
Defence counsel, Abubakar Yesufu, however, prayed the court to release the defendant based on earlier bail conditions granted him. But Tella held that she lacked the jurisdiction to entertain a case of involuntary manslaughter, hence all bail applications should be presented before the high court.
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