Domestic servants in court over ex-FUTA VC’s death
The two domestic servants of the late former Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Prof Albert Ilemobade suspected to have murdered him in his Ijapo home in Akure were yesterday charged for conspiracy and murder at an Akure High Court.
Daniel Ita Effiom and Olayemi Bamitale had earlier confessed to the crime before journalists and security agents, but turned around to plead not guilty to the threecount charge preferred against them yesterday.
In the statement of offence filed by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Mrs Adeyemi Tuki, the accused were charged with conspiracy to commit murder contrary to the laws of Ondo State.
The suspects in another statement of offence were also charged with murder. They were said to have strangled the man to death.
The two were also charged with robbery.
However, they pleaded not guilty to the charges. Their counsel, Mr Abduraman Yusuf, did not apply for bail but opted for trial.
The presiding judge, Justice Williams Rotimi Olamide, adjourned hearing to October 27.
The decomposing body of the late professor was found inside the store in his house days after he was said to have been abducted by unknown men. A 52-year-old man early yesterday went into his mother’s room in Jenta Mangoro area of Jos in Plateau State and hacked her to death with a machete.
Relatives of the deceased identified the man as Bravo Kunde.
Some relatives told Daily Trust that Bravo was under the influence