June 17, 2024

June 17, 2024

Abeokuta: Murderer Of Two Nieces Held In Prison

Taye Ishola, the 37-year-old man who murdered his younger brother’s two daughters in a bush in Abeokuta, has been remanded in prison.

It was earlier reported how Taye visited his brother, Idowu Agbaje Ishola’s residence in Kemta Abata area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, on August 5, to take away the two girls on his motorbike.

The two girls, Promise, 9; and Testimony, 7, were declared missing when Idowu and his wife returned home later in the evening.

Neighbours, who saw the minors on his elder brother’s bike, told Idowu to ask his brother about their whereabouts.

When he was confronted, Taye denied any knowledge of the girls’ whereabouts, saying he only dropped them at the market.

However, he confessed to the police and led them to the bush where he reportedly slaughtered his nieces, saying it was the devil’s handiwork.

The police on Friday arraigned the suspect before an Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court on a one-count charge of murder.

The Police Counsel, F.A. Oyewole, had prayed the court for an order to remand the defendant in relation to Section 306 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Laws of Ogun.

Oyewole requested that the defendant be remanded for 60 days, in the first instance, at the Oba Correctional Centre pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

The counsel told the court that Ishola had committed the offence at about 5:30 p.m. at Mile 6, Obafe road, Abeokuta.

He said, “the defendant killed one Promise Ishola, 9, and Testimony Ishola, 7, the sons of his younger brother Idowu Ishola.”

According to Oyewole, “the defendant used a matchete to cut the children’s heads and other parts of their bodies, leading to their death.”

The offence, he added, contravenes Section 316 and 319 of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun 2006.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Esther Idowu, ordered the remand of suspect at Oba, pending the DPP’s legal advice.

The case has since been adjourned until October 16 for mention.

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