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Lowo Oyediran, Slain Hubby of Ibadan Lawyer, to Be Buried on February 26

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*As his family cries out for justice

By Dupe Laniyan, Ibadan
    
The remains of Oyelowo Oyediran Ajanaku, the man who was allegedly killed by his wife will be buried on February 26, his family has said.

The burial arrangement, according to the family, will commence on Wednesday, February 24 with a service of songs at Pentecostal Fellowship Assembly, Ifako-Agege, Lagos, while the burial service holds on Friday, February 26 at St. Pauls Oke Osun Diocese, Gbongan, Osun State. The interment follows immediately after the church service at the church cemetery, Gbongan.

In the meantime, the family of the late Oyediran has pleaded with the Oyo State Government to allow private juries to step into the alleged murder case to ensure that justice is done to the culprit. 

Speaking with WESTERN POST, Adewale Oyeniran, who is the elder brother of the deceased, said, “We came to the court  for the preliminary hearing of the murder case at the High Court in Ibadan but we are a little bit surprised by the body language of the defence lawyers and we have our fears and apprehension that the way everything is going now, there may not be justice and fair hearing if it is her office that is leading the case and that is why we are seeking for the fiat of the state governor to grant an independent jury to prosecute this case.

“The office where she is currently working is the same office leading the counsel. We have our fears, doubts and apprehension. We are calling on well-meaning Nigerians, government and the human rights organisations to look into this matter critically because one cannot be a judge in his own case,” he lamented.

Meanwhile, Yewande who allegedly stabbed him (Oyelowo) to death has been arraigned before the state High Court, Ring Road, Ibadan. 

Yewande, herself a legal practitioner on Wednesday appeared before the state High Court, presided over by the state Chief Judge, Justice Muktar Abimbola. 

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