Popular Lagos auto dealer, IVD arraigned for wife’s death
Ikechukwu Ogbonna, 37, alias IVD, was charged before a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja on Monday for the alleged manslaughter of his late wife Abimbola, who perished in a fire at their apartment in the state’s Lekki region.
The defendant was charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter in suit No. LD/21055C/23 filed by the Lagos State Government against him.
Adeshola Bello, the prosecution counsel, informed the court that the claimed crime was committed on the wrong date.
“We have on record October 10 but the date was October 12,” Bello said.
He asked the court to allow the prosecution permission to make an adjustment, which the court did.
According to Bello, the accused offense violated Section 229 of the Lagos State Criminal Code of 2015.
However, when arraigned before judge Modupe Nicole-Clay, Ogbonna pled not guilty to the accusations leveled against him.
Mr. Victor Ogunde, SAN, the defendant’s defense attorney, requested bail for him.
The court inquired why he was filing a bail application for the defendant despite the fact that the defendant has been on release since March 1.
The defense attorney responded that the case against his client had a different charge number.
As a result, Judge Nicole-Clay delayed the case to March 30, May 24, and 25, 2023, for the start of the trial.
In other news, a Nigerian mechanic, identified as Mr. Timothy, has received praise for his honesty after he returned N10.8 million, which was mistakenly transferred to his bank account by a client.
In a viral video, the client expressed appreciation for Timothy and urged others to praise him for his integrity. The client, who remains anonymous, stated that Timothy had repaired his car and had gone to the bank to return the money.
The client also recommended Timothy as a trustworthy mechanic for anyone in need of car repairs.
In the video, onlookers can be seen clapping and cheering after the client narrated the story. Timothy’s act of honesty has been widely praised on social media as an exemplary display of integrity.