The murder case against 21 year old Redeemers University student, Tolani Ajayi, who killed his 60 year old lawyer father, Charles Ajayi, on July 21st at the Redemption camp, came up for hearing today August 5th at an Ogun State Magistrate Court in Owode-Egba, Ogun state.
The Magistrate, Bolaji Ojikutu after hearing the charge against Tolani ordered that he be remanded in prison until October 10 when the case will be heard again. The case file, according to court sources, will be sent to the Department of Public Prosecution, DPP, for advice.
Sadly Tolani had no legal representative in court today and so could not enter any plea. Continue…
The charge against Tolani read in part:
“That you, Tola Ajayi, on 21 July, 2014, at about 4am at Canaan-Land Street, RCCG Camp, Mowe in the Owode Egba Magistrate Court District did unlawfully kill one Charles Ajayi, aged 60, by matcheting him with knife and cutlass and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 316 and punishable under section 319(1) of the criminal code, laws of Ogun State of Nigeria. 2006.”
Tolani, who has long expressed regret over the unfortunate incident, said anger was what made him carry out the abominable act. He said an argument with his father degenerated into a physical attack first from his father before he attacked his father with a kitchen knife and a machete.