Two Cousins Arraigned Over Alleged R.a.p.e And Murder Of Maersk MD’s Wife

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Two cousins have been arraigned over the alleged r.a.p.e and murder of Bernadette Tohouo- Tohouo, the Hungarian wife of a Cameroonian, Gildas Tohouo-Tohouo.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Mr tohouo-tohouo is, the Managing Director of Maersk Nigeria Limited.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

33-year old Olamilekan (Goke) Oke and 27-year old Akande Adeyinka appeared before Justice Modupe Nico- Clay on Wednesday to answer to 8-count charge, bordering on conspiracy, murder, attempted murder, unlawful assault, robbery, armed robbery and r*pe, preferred against them by the Lagos state government.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The men who were represented by counsel from the office of the public defender and the legal aid council, pleaded not guilty to the accusations.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The attorney-general Lagos state, Moyosore Onigbanjo, led the prosecution, in court today.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The defendants allegedly conspired to commit the alleged offences on December 8, 2019 at about 7:30pm, at flat 7A, No 1, Lugard Avenue Ikoyi Lagos.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Goke was said to have r.a.p.e.d the 44-year old victim. She was then suffocated to death with a small pillow.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The two accused then allegedly attempted to unlawfully kill her husband, by stabbing him severally on the neck, head and back with a knife and dagger.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Several properties including foreign currencies in different denominations, two iphones, two bottles of wine, two wedding rings and one engagement ring, were also stolen from the residence.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The offences committed are contrary to and punishable under Sections 233, 230, 173, 299, 297 (2) (a) 411, of the criminal laws of Lagos state of Nigeria 2015.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The accused have been remanded at the ikoyi correctional centre and the case continues next Tuesday.



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