Court remands alleged killers of Ilorin hotel manager in correctional facility

By Mosunmola Ayobami,Ilorin

Kwara state Chief Magistrate Court has remanded the two female suspects who allegedly killed the Managing Director of Water View Hotel, Mr Adeniyi Ojo, in Ilorin correctional facility.

It would be recalled that the police few weeks ago arrested Joy Joseph (22years) and her friend, David Oreoluwa (23) over the death of Ojo.

The two of them were dragged before Magistrate Monisola Kamson for culpable homicide and armed robbery.

According to the Police First Information Report, the suspects paid the MD visit and they went into the hotel room together.

It was stated in the police report that the ladies dashed out of the facility without the MD’s knowledge, pretending to go and get bullet drinks from the garden across the Hotel.

“The hotel receptionist, Abdulsalam Tawakalitu who was suspicious of them, went to check the MD in the room and discovered the door was locked up on the MD.

“After several unanswered knocks, the door was forcefully opened and the lifeless body of the manager was found on the bed with his hands, legs tied and his mouth gagged with rag”, the Police report said.

“The two suspects reportedly went with the deceased mobile phone, removed the Sim card, inserted it in theirs and started making several attempt to transfer money from the MD bank account but failed because the account kept on demanding for OTP (One Time Passport).

“Investigation further revealed that Joy who was armed with knife, Codeine syrup, refnol drug meant for sleep induction, gagged the deceased mouth. While the deceased hands, legs were tied, Adanma held his manhood, threatening to cut if off if he fails to cooperate.

“Oreoluwa was reportedly saddled with the task to unlock his phone through his face and afterwards, he placed pillow over his face, impressed it on him until he passed out”, the report further said.

The report added that Adanma confessed to have stabbed the deceased with knife while Oreoluwa was saddled with the task of getting the phone unlocked through the deceased face onlock mode.

The Prosecutor, Sanni Abdullah, informed the court that the matter was not ordinarily bailable considering the nature of the case and the live involved.

However, the Magistrate ordered that the suspects should be remanded in the Ilorin correctional facility as the case was adjourned till 29th of November 2023 for further hearing.

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