The Ondo State Police Command on Monday arraigned Alao Adeyemi before Akure Magistrates’ Court in the state capital.
Adeyemi was accused of killing Khadijat, the daughter a former deputy governor of Ondo State, Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo.
Khadijat, a 400-level student of the Department of Educational Management, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, was said to be Adeyemi’s girlfriend.
Adeyemi and two other accomplices, who were said to be at large, allegedly killed Khadijat in Adeyemi’s room.
After killing the ex-deputy governor’s daughter, Adeyemi allegedly buried the corpse in a shallow grave inside his room in the Aratusin area of Akure before he was arrested seven days later.
The accused was arraigned on Monday on two counts of conspiracy and murder.
The charges read, “That you, Seidu Sakiru, 27, and others at large on July 2, 2018, at about 7.30 pm on Aratusin Street, Oke-Aro, Akure, did conspire with one another to commit felony to wit; murder, contrary to Section 324 of the Law of Ondo State, 2006.
“That you Seidu Sakiru,27, did kill one Khadijat Oluboyo, 25, by strangling her and thereafter buried her inside your room contrary to Section 316, Law of Ondo State, 2006.”
During the court proceedings, the police prosecutor, Sergeant Mary Adebayo, made an application for the remand of the accused in custody pending legal advice from the Department of Public Prosecutions.The magistrate, Mrs Victoria Bob-Manuel, ordered that Adeyemi be remanded in custody pending when the legal advice would come from the DPP.
She adjourned the case till August 23, 2018.