Mrs. Taiwo Idehen – said to be a Pastor of Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministry, Ishawo, Ikorodu, Lagos – and three of her children, have been charged with murder of late Superintendent of Police (SP) Joseph Idehen.
Taiwo, Samuel, Michael and Ruth Idehen are were accused of conspiracy, murder, forgery of a death certificate, falsification of documents and stealing, according to a charge filed at a Lagos High Court.
The police, in the charge marked LD/6510c/2017, accused the defendants of conspiring to commit the offence on July 4, 2016, at the late Idehen’s home at 5, Odetola Street, off Merit Road, Alagbado, Lagos.
Last April, Justice Akintoye issued a warrant for their arrest and directed that they be arraigned on May 8, but they were not. The police said Taiwo was his third wife, adding that they divorced over 29 years ago.
Idehen, 64, died after eating food allegedly served him by one of his daughters, about a year after he retired. He had 11 children.
The defendants were accused of forging a death certificate from Ota General Hospital, Ogun State, with which they conveyed his body to Aragba in Delta State.
It was alleged that efforts to conduct an autopsy proved abortive, as four of his 11 children and their mother buried him in an unknown place. The court heard that one of the defendants, Michael, withdrew N286, 000 from the late Idehen’s First Bank account.
The defendants were alleged to have fraudulently withdrawn N2.1 million from his Zenith Bank account. The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty and Justice Akintoye remanded them in prison, pending the determination of their bail applications on January 25.
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