A Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos has remanded a celebrity auto dealer, Ikechukwu Ogbonna, popular as IVD, in Kirikiri prison following the death of his wife, Abimbola Martins-Ogbonna.
NIGERIACRIME gathered that the businessman appeared in court on January 31, 2023, accompanied by his lawyer and relationship expert turned friend, Blessing CEO.
According to the blogger, Magistrate Adebayo Kafayat Tella, made the order following advice by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Lagos State, which indicted Ogbonna for involuntary manslaughter.
The Magistrate, while reading out the DPP Advice, ordered that the defendant should be arraigned before the Lagos High Court.
She, therefore, remanded Ogbonna in custody pending the filing of information against him and his arraignment.
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Defence counsel, Abubakar Yesufu, however, prayed the court to release the defendant based on earlier bail conditions granted him. But Tella held that she lacked the jurisdiction to entertain a case of involuntary manslaughter, hence all bail applications should be presented before the high court.
She then adjourned the case till March 7, 2023.
Recall that IVD lost his wife, Bimbo, on October 15, 2022, after a series of alleged domestic violence.
Following this, the father of five has been involved in different controversies; from being accused of murdering his wife, to being fetish, having numerous side chicks, and being responsible for the shooting at Cubana club, amongst other accusations.
Bimbo’s death was announced by her sister, identified as Mama Jazz. She specifically fingered IVD as the perpetrator of the young mother’s death.
Speaking up about his wife’s death, IVD shared videos of his wife damaging his cars. According to him, his wife was fond of unleashing violence anytime they quarrelled.