A man , Kelvin Michael , 28 , resident of 21 , Abebi Street , Sango -Ota , who allegedly raped a woman to death, was on yesterday arraigned before an Ota Magistrates ’ Court in Ogun State for murder .
According to the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN ) , a state counsel , Bale Nimnan , told the court that the accused committed the offence on August 14 , this year , at 11 .00 a. m . at his residence in Sango – Ota .
The offence contravened Section 325 of the Criminal Code , Laws of Ogun , 2006. Nimnan said the accused had several rounds of sex with the 40 – year -old woman, Monsura Idowu , which resulted in her death.
Counsel to the accused , Tunde Akinola , urged the magistrate to grant the accused bail , pending advice from the State Director
of Public Prosecutions ( DPP ) .He noted that advice from the DPP usually takes longer time , adding that if the accused was remanded in prison , he might stay in custody longer than necessary , adding: “Most accused persons stay between five to six years in prison , pending DPP ’s advice.”
In his ruling , Chief Magistrate Matthew Akinyemi granted the accused bail in the sum of N 500 , 000 , with two sureties in like sum.
Akinyemi said the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and should be gainfully employed , with an evidence of tax payment to the Ogun State government.He adjourned the case until October 19 , this year .