A man, Kelvin Michael, 28, resident of 21, Abebi Street, Sango-Ota, who allegedly raped a woman to death, was on yesterday arraigned before an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun State for murder.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), a state counsel, Bale Nimnan, told the court that the accused committed the offence on August 14, this year, at 11.00 a.m. at his residence in Sango-Ota.
The offence contravened Section 325 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006. Nimnan said the accused had several rounds of sex with the 40-year-old woman, Monsura Idowu, which resulted in her death.
Counsel to the accused, Tunde Akinola, urged the magistrate to grant the accused bail, pending advice from the State Director
of Public Prosecutions (DPP).He noted that advice from the DPP usually takes longer time, adding that if the accused was remanded in prison, he might stay in
custody longer than necessary, adding: “Most accused persons stay between five to six years in prison, pending DPP’s advice.”
In his ruling, Chief Magistrate Matthew Akinyemi granted the accused bail in the sum of N500, 000, with two sureties in like sum. Akinyemi said the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and should be gainfully employed, with an evidence of tax payment to the Ogun State government.He adjourned the case until October 19, this year.