The trial of Yewande Oyediran (nee Fatoki), a lawyer with the Oyo State Ministry of Justice who allegedly killed her 38-year-old husband, Lowo Oyediran, will now commence November 9, 2016 at High Court 1, Oyo State High Court, Ring Road, Ibadan.
The trial was scheduled fixed for today, Monday, October 24, 2016 but the Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Munta Abimbola, who presides over the matter, was out of the country for a training programme.
At the last hearing of the matter just before the court went on vacation, the matter stalled because the defendant was not present in court. The private Prosecutor, S.S. Akinyele, had informed the court that he was ready to move his motion and commence trial but the lead defence counsel, Bioye Oloyede Asanike, had objected to the case going on, citing the defendant’s ill health as the reason for his objection.
The lawyers had met and proposed Monday October 24, to commence trial since they didn’t have information on when the defendant would recover from her ailment and since the court vacation was about to commence.