An Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded a couple Kehinde Oladimeji, 43, and Adejumoke Raji, 35, in prison for alleged murder of one, Ife Adeh, a 22-year-old woman.
The defendants, who reside at No 72 MKO Abiola Way, Leme area in Abeokuta, are being tried on a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and murder.
Magistrate I. O Abudu, who did not take the plea of the defendants, ordered that they be remanded in prison.
Abudu remanded Oba and Ibara Correctional Service, pending legal advice of the Ogun State Director of Public Prosecution .
She, however, adjourned the case until April 29, for mention.
Earlier, the Police Prosecution Counsel, Miss Oluwatosin Jackson, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on Jan.12, at Leme area area of Abeokuta.
Jackson alleged that the couple conspired amongst themselves and murdered Odeh, who was a close friend of Adejumoke.
She told the court that Adejumoke allegedly invited the deceased (her friend) to her house and prepared noodles with sleeping substance.
She said that while the deceased slept off after the meal, Adejumoke allegedly strangled her and butchered her body, and sold the head for N70,000 to one ritualist at Ibadan.
Jackson also alleged that the offensive odour that emitted from the remaining part of the dismembered body in Adejumoke’s room, attracted neigbour’s attention, leading to their arrest.
The prosecutor said that the offence contravened sections 324 and 319(1) of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun 2006.