The family of Lowo Oyediran has rejected Oyo’s State Prosecutor and applied for engagement of a private counsel to prosecute the case of alleged murder.
Yewande Oyediran allegedly stabbed her husband, Lowo Oyediran in the neck on February 2, which led to his death.
The trial has been adjourned till April 18.
During the proceedings yesterday, counsel to the complainant, Lowo’s family, Chief Yomi Aliu, told the court that the family had applied to the DPP for a fiat to employ the services of a private legal practitioner to prosecute Yewande instead of the state prosecuting her.
Abimbola, the state Chief Judge, asked the DPP counsel, Mr. Tajudeen Abdul- Ganiyu, to apprise him with the current status of the application for the fiat. Acknowledging receipt of the fiat, Abdul- Ganiyu explained that applications had been made to the Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice, as well as the Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, on the matter.