An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday, ordered that two men, Olamilekan Oke and Adeyinka Akande, be remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre for allegedly robbing and murdering the wife of the Managing Director of Maersk.
They are to be there till March 26, the next adjourned date for their case.
The police charged and arraigned the two men, both electricians, with five counts bordering on conspiracy, murder, attempted murder and theft.
Chief Magistrate A.O. Komolafe, who did not take their plea ordered the police to return the case file to the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions and adjourned the case until March 26.
The Prosecution Counsel, ASP A.A. Adegoke, from State Criminal Investigating and Intelligence Department, (SCIID), Panti, earlier told the court that Oke and Agande committed the offence on Dec. 8, 2019, at about 7.30p.m., at Flat 7A, No. 2, Luggard Avenue, Ikoyi.
According to him, the two conspired and robbed a couple, Mr. Gildas and Mrs. Bernadett Tohovo-Tohovo.
The prosecution alleged that Oke and Akande, cut off electricity from the couple’s house and broke in.
He also alleged that they raped Bernadett, stabbed and suffocated her to death before proceeding to stab Gildas on his neck with a knife, but he survived the wound.
Adegoke told the court that they stole hard currencies, N48,790 and two iPhones belonging to the deceased.
The offence, according to him, contravened the provisions of sections 223, 230, 233, 260 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.