Husband Killer Case Suffers Another Setback

The case involving an Ibadan based legal practitioner, Ywande Oyediran, who allegedly killed her husband Lowo, in February, suffered yet another setback as the presiding judge failed to show up on Monday at the Oyo State High Court, ring road.
The matter that had witnessed series of adjournments was supposed to come up for hearing on Monday. No official reason was given by the court officials for the presiding judge’s absence. Both parties to the dispute however, unanimously picked November 9 for the continuation of the case in Court 1 of the State High Court.
Members of the family of the deceased wore long faces as the court clerk announced that the judge who doubles as the state chief judge was unavoidably absence in court. The judge was said to be out of town. The announcement was witnessed by a thunderous murmuring across the length and breadth of the court room.
A group of human rights activists under the aegis of Women Arise For Change Initiative led by Dr Joe Odumakin vowed to continue to monitor the case until justice was obtained by the family of the slain UK based businessman. The national coordinator of the group Comrade Adewunmi Olowoniyi in a chat with Street Journal noted that no amount of adjournment would deter his group from monitoring the case to its logical conclusion. Olowoniyi who was in court with some members of the group decked in ‘Justice 4 Lowo’ T-shirts said the group would continue to attend the court proceedings until the final judgment was delivered.
Olowoniyi noted with dismay the recent developments in the nation’s judiciary where judges were being picked up by the men of the State Security Service SSS for corruption. He said judges were to be revered by all and sundry in the society as they occupied an exalted position in the country. He however, lamented that the arrest of some judges seems to have demystified judges from the hitherto super human status. ‘’What we did not know were happening in our judicial system, we know are happening’’, he said adding that justice should not be for the highest bidder. According to him, no stone would be left unturned to ensure that justice was obtained by the family of Lowo.

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