Do­mes­tic ser­vants in court over ex-FUTA VC’s death

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Bola Ojuola, Akure

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

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