A consultant pathologist, Abduldeen Oluwanisola, has given an account of the cause of death of Mr. Lowo Oyediran allegedly killed by his wife, Yewande.
According to Oluwanisola of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, hemorrhagic shock from wound killed Lowo.
The pathologist, while testifying yesterday before Justice Munta Abimbola during the murder trial of the Ibadan lawyer, said that a request for coroner autopsy of the deceased from the police made him to receive the body at the Adeoyo Hospital, Ibadan, on February 3, 2016.
He said the autopsy was carried out at about 10.30 a.m. on February 4 and affirmed that there was a stab wound on the left shoulder located about 10cm from the root of the neck.
Oluwanisola said: “There was a second fresh incision injury of wound located on the lower outer edge of the lower jaw.
“Our opinion on the cause of the death is haemorrhagic shock from stab wound sustained from a sharp object.”
Lowo was reportedly stabbed by the accused at their Ibadan residence on February 2, 2016.
The accused was subsequently arrested and charged to court. Six prosecuting witnesses had so far testified since the commencement of the trial.
Also in his evidence, Oladeji Olayemi, the investigating police officer (IPO), said the defendant had declared in her statement that she did not kill her husband.
According to the IPO, Yewande agreed to have stabbed the deceased with a pair of scissors.
Olayemi said, among others: “She stated that the deceased fell on a knife he was holding and was wounded in the neck when she was struggling to pull herself from the deceased.
“The defendant said the deceased had earlier hit her with a plank while sleeping and he later picked a knife and was chasing her within their apartments.”
Justice Abimbola admitted the said plank, two iPads and a Samsung cell phone recovered by the police from the couple’s apartment as exhibits.