...Looses Bid To Get Court Order To Stop Husband’s Burial Tomorrow
A Lagos Magistrate Court, sitting in Yaba, has overruled the request of the female Lawyer, Udeme Odidi who was alleged to have stabbed her husband to death, and seeks to stop his burial.
Odidi had approached the court to stop the burial of her deceased husband slated for today, Thursday, May 10.
She had made the request through her Lawyer, Oluseye Bamijoko, on the ground that the result of the autopsy carried out on the deceased was not made available to them.
Odidi through her lawyer also argued that the result of psychiatric evaluation carried out on her was not made available to the defence.
The Chief Magistrate Kikelomo Ayeye has ordered that the Defendant be remanded in kirikiri maximum prison while she also directed that she should be allowed access to her doctor and counsel.
Earlier, Odidi was arraigned on a lone charge of murder.
According to the prosecution, the defendant on May 3, 2018 unlawfully killed her 56-years old husband, Otike Odidi by stabbing him with a knife.
The offence contravenes 223 of the Criminal law of Lagos state , 2011.
The defendant’s counsel, Bamijoko requested that she should be remanded in Ikoyi prison but the prayer r was also quashed due to the fact there was no female facilities in Ikoyi prison.
Magistrate Ayeye also declined her request to stop the planned burial of the deceased stating that it will be a rude interruption to the right of the dead.
She however ruled that, if necessary, the body can still be exhumed for further investigation.
The defence Counsel, Bamijoko is also insisting on independent autopsy and psychiatric evaluation of the suspect.
Bamijoko told the Court that the defendant has been diagnosed with Thyroid disease which requires her to see the doctor urgently.
Magistrate Ayeye also ruled that Odidi remain in kirikiri prison pending the conclusion of DPP’s advice.