Ikeja Special Offences Court, Lagos State, has adjourned till December 19, 2022, the trial of a medical doctor, Oyeyinka Oyetunde, who was arraigned over alleged involuntary manslaughter of a patient.n
The prosecuting counsel, Tola Esan, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on June 16, 2020, on 1, Ajibade Oke Street, Isolo, Ikeja, Lagos.
She stated that the doctor failed to care for the patient, identified only as Uchenna.
According to the prosecutor, the offence is contrary to Section 229 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015.
The defendant, who was arraigned on one count of involuntary manslaughter, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The defence counsel, Abayomi Omotunbora, in his application for bail, urged the court to allow his client to continue the administrative bail granted by Chief Magistrate G.O. Abayomi, of an Ebute Metta Magistrate’s Court.
Justice Olubunmi Abike-Fadipe granted the request, noting that the defendant was not a flight risk going by his antecedents.
The court allowed him to continue on his bail with a condition to provide the evidence for which he was granted the bail not later than seven days from Tuesday.
In another development, two men, Abiodun Adewole, 25; and Lekan Sonibare, 29; have been arraigned before Chief Magistrate L.O. Owolabi of the Samuel Ilori Court, Ogbà, for allegedly terrorising traders in the Agbotikuyo area of Agege, Lagos.
The traders had accused Adewole and Shonibare of threatening their lives and property.
The police were said to have arrested them after the traders’ association lodged a formal complaint.
The two defendants were charged with three counts of conspiracy, threat to lives, and conduct likely to cause breach of the peace.
The charges read in part, “That you, Abiodun Adewole, Lekan Shonibare, and others now at large, on September 30, 2022, around 04.30pm at Agbotikuyo Bus Stop, Off Ipaja Road, Agege, Lagos, in the Ikeja Magisterial District, did threaten the lives of Agbotikuyo Traders Association.”
Chief Magistrate Owolabi granted them bail in the sum of N150,000 with two sureties each in like sum.
The matter was adjourned till November 3 for mention.