By Tope Sunday, Ilorin

The alleged murderer of Ilorin slain female MTN Staff, Ogden David, has been arraigned and remanded by an Ilorin Magistrate Court.

David, 35, who is a Teacher at Landmark University Secondary School, Omu-Aran, was arraigned by the Kwara State Police Command on Monday in connection with the death of Tosin Ashinwo.

He was charged with Culpable Homicide Punishable with Death and Attempt to Commit Culpable Homicide contrary to sections 221 and 229 of Penal Code Law.

According to the Police First Information Report (FIR), his case was transferred from ‘F’ Division Police Station, Ilorin, to the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department for discreet investigation.

The FIR alleged that the suspect was at Tosin’s residence at Tanke where he met her mother, Abiola Ashinwo and made effort to convince his late girl friend and her mother on marriage proposal, a plea refused on the basis that David is a married man.

The refusal of the marriage proposal infuriated the suspect; hence, he ran into the kitchen, picked a knife and stabbed Tosin to death on the spot, the FIR also further.

The suspect also stabbed Tosin’s mother ‘all over her body to the state of coma,’ the Police further alleged.

The victims’ mother was receiving medical treatment at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), but her survival is not certain, the Police disclosed.

The Police explained that the accused after he committed the alleged offence,  was on the run, but he was arrested by security operatives at Oba-Ile, his hometown in Osun State.

“Police investigation revealed that you Ogundele David callously and heartlessly stabbed the said Tosin Ashinwo, 30 years, and from there descended on her mother, Abiola Ashinwo, 65 years.

” The said Abiola Ashinwo is still receiving treatment at the UITH Ilorin and her survival is not certain,” the FIR said.

The suspect, however, pleaded not guilty to the two count charges.

In his submission, Police Prosecutor, Oderinde Abideen, told the court that investigation on the matter has not been concluded and prayed the court to grant them another day for the trial.

He also opposed to the bail of the accused, saying the offences allegedly committed are capital in nature and they are not ordinarily bailable.

Abideen further argued that the suspect if admitted to bail would likely jump it and thereby tamper with the ongoing investigation of the police.

In his ruling, Magistrate Mercy Adebola, refused the accused bail and ordered his remand at the Federal Prison Custody Mandalla.

The case was adjourned till June 6, 2016 for further mention.

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