Inside story: How Yewande, Ibadan lawyer killed her husband

Inside story: How Yewande, Ibadan lawyer killed her husband

Sunday, February 7, 2016 2:51 pm


A close friend of Oyelowo Oyediran Ajanaku, the 38 year old  Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife graduate, killed by his lawyer- wife on 2 February in Ibadan, has thrown some light on what transpired before the tragic crime of passion, that has triggered shock waves, nationwide. From the story, Yewande clearly intended to kill her husband, having stabbed him at two separate occasions, same night, with the last stabbing with a knife, on the neck, a fatal one.
Lowo Oyediran Ajanaku: before he was killed by his wife, Yewande

Lowo Oyediran Ajanaku: before he was killed by his wife, Yewande

Oyelowo Oyediran Ajanaku Popularly called LOWO a successful Nigerian businessman was resident in Paris (France) up until 2014,  before his return to Nigeria to settle down with his wife, Yewande Fatoki Oyediran- a lawyer working as a Principal State Counsel at the Ministry of Justice Oyo state Nigeria.

He hailed from Osun state Southern Nigeria. He attended Olufi High school- Gbongan Osun state, Lagos State Polytechnic and then proceeded to Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife Osun state Nigeria and further had his MSc from Grenoble Business School,  France.

The Oyedirans

The Oyedirans

February 2nd seemed like a regular day or so I thought until I got a text message that Oyelowo was dead. I called his sister in-law (Temitayo) who happened to be my very close friend to confirm and on hearing her wail on the other end of the phone, I discontinued the call. Confused and in shock, I dialled her number again.  In tears  and with a shaken voice, I asked how it happened. Then she narrated the ordeal amidst tears.
“Last night Lowo and his wife Yewande had an argument in their Akobo home in Ibadan, where they reside,  over his proposed business trip scheduled for later in the week. Lowo was to travel to Europe for business purposes and then stop over to visit his child (from another woman) who’s also living in Europe with the mother.

“This didn’t go well with Yewande I suppose and the squabble continued into late In the night. In the process Yewande stabbed her husband Lowo on the shoulder missing his heart by just few inches.

The first stab on the shoulder

The first stab on the shoulder

“Their neighbour-the Landlord intervened in the matter and took Oyelowo to a nearby hospital for treatment as he bled profusely. After treatment he was released to return home and instructed to rest as he had lost a lot of blood. On arriving home, the Landlord’s son offered Lowo his room to pass the night.  But he declined the offer stating clearly that ‘all was fine as he trusted his wife and believed she didn’t mean to harm him’.

And Lowo after the fatal stab on the neck

And Lowo after the fatal stab on the neck

“Few hours later, a  shout was heard again:  it was the cry of a man in agony. Oyelowo was battling for his life, blood gushing out of his neck and mouth. His wife Yewande had used a knife to stab him once again, unfortunately it was in the neck, a very delicate part of the body. He was whisked to the hospital where he was certified dead on arrival”.
“Oyelowo Oyediran Ajanaku was 38yrs old when his wife Yewande Oyediran,Nee Fatoki, stabbed him in the  neck with a knife which ultimately led to his untimely death.
“I Met Lowo in Obafemi Awolowo University during my undergraduate days. He was a proud African man and he always said it with pride that he was a GBONGAN  man.
“Describing Oyelowo in simple terms, I would call him a “Good man”, kind, jovial or rather say he’s a Jester, easy going, fun loving and absolutely peaceful.
“Lowo had always portrayed the characteristics of a good man to the society and has successfully brought foreign investors to Nigeria such as Aller Aqua a Denmark based company ( Aller Aqua produces fish feed for freshwater and saltwater aquaculture) .
‘He is always there to support anyone that needs help. All he wanted was for people to be happy around him. He was a Positive Impact to the Society. In over 10 years of knowing and relating with him I can’t seem to find any fault in him. Everyone loved being around him, he had charisma. His death has left a massive vacuum in the hearts and lives of his loved ones. He would be greatly missed by his family, friends, associates and loved ones.
“We want the world to know because as I write to you, the Family of the wife (the Fatokis’) are doing all in their power to see that this case is covered up. We want Justice to prevail, a grievous crime has been committed. We want the law to take its full course.
“This could have happened to anyone, anywhere across the universe. A crime is a crime irrespective of location, race or persons involved, this is a massive test on our judicial system as the world watches the outcome of this through global media.”

*If you believe that Lowo must get justice, you are invited to join the campaign using the Hashtag   #JUSTICE4LOWO

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70 Comments

  • Bello Bidemi says:

    Where are the human rights crusaders to champion this case. Assuming its other way, they would have hit the street. Certainly, Lowo will not die in vain.

    • Outraged says:

      Shut up, have you heard from the wife and her family. Was it a case of provocation? Let the judge decide. Stop taking sides

      • enraged says:

        Shut up! So u too can kill your spouse if u’re provoked?

        • leon ligan MAJEK says:

          There is nothing like justice in Nigeria.The one with money and influence wins.She is a killer no matter what.She killed her because her husband was supposed to go to France to visit his children from previous relationship.She feared her husband will see his ex in France.She is a bloody killer.

          • Outraged says:

            No she is not a killer, she may found to be innocent. The young man is a philanderer. marrying here in Nigeria and France. What does he expect? Well let the court decide. She is not a killer. The man may have even stabbed himself.

          • Christy_Udoh says:

            Your outrageous, hopeless and senseless comments on this subjected has really suggested the kind of person you are. If you are a woman, I feel so sorry for your hubby and hoping that he God will appear to him and shows him how to run for his life. If you are a man, which I really doubt you are not (you can write back to me and lie that you are a man), your supposed wife will never fall a victim of your evil imaginations IJN. You stand for EVIL, otherwise, you will not be living this kind of miserable life. Very crazy and devilish individual.

          • Outraged says:

            Back to sender. Your curses go to you and your generation. My point is: Let the court decide. Dont condemn her because you were not there. Simple

          • Christy_Udoh says:

            It shall not be well with you and your entire family. You are a pure disgrace to those that brought you to this world. How can you be making such disjointed analyses that lack reasoning, to justified such an heinous crime if you are not an insane yourself? I am a woman, I will never support any abusive relationship. But I do not have to be sentimental in this case. The deceased was a child of someone. I have thought within myself severally, trying to understand your point of argument but cannot find any justified or logical reason behind your senseless argument . She aimed at his life multiple times with hours in between the two incidents. If the man has died just right at the first time, one would understand better, but not again after the man was treated for the stabbing he sustained on his shoulder, just an inch close to his heart. Her chosen spots of stabbing also suggested a clear premeditated crime of killing the man. I cannot wait to see her being hanged to death. She must also pay the supreme price so that she would not end up killing another innocent soul. Idiot!

          • jakatas says:

            You will never no peace in your life (amen) the most important personality in your family (could be your mother, father or yourself) will be murdered the same way your “sister” murdered this young man in cold blood.

          • JANE OEIKHENANA says:

            Amen o! By the way, heard from a reliable source that Yewande is sterile hence her …

          • michael_dolan1976@yahoo.com says:

            this woman deserves nothing but death!

          • Outraged says:

            No, cannot pronounce her guilty. she may be innocent.

          • Tokunbo Daramola says:

            how can a human stab oneself to the point of death. be objective in your reasoning .
            The wife messed up, simple.

          • Outraged says:

            No you are not to decide if she messed up. Let the court decide.

          • Christy_Udoh says:

            If the young man was a philanderer, married in Nigeria and France, were you now saying that, the insane killer had the right to take the man’s life? It is clear that you are either one of her family members or you are an insane individual just like this heinous killer. God will remove people like you from the face of this planet before you too end up taken another innocent soul.

          • JANE OEIKHENANA says:

            Amen to that.

      • Enraged says:

        Shut up! So u too can kill your spouse out of provocation?

      • Bello Bidemi says:

        Your name left much to be desired, no wonder your thoughts are outrageous

      • Christy_Udoh says:

        You are a big fool for such an hopeless comment. What sort of provocation are you talking of? A woman stabbing her hubby at two different instances. She aimed at killing him and I can wait to see her being hanged to death.

        • Outraged says:

          She will not be hanged. Wa the man a wife beater? Did she act in provocation? Is it self defence?The judge will hear the case. Everybody is innocent until proven guilty.

          • Dawood says:

            She may succeed in pleading provocation in the first stabbing but definitely not the second. As for being a wife beater, was he capable of beating his wife after the shoulder stab?

            It was definitely a premeditated murder. Let justice be served.

          • Outraged says:

            I disagree on the premeditated murder charge. Let the law take its course. You are not the judge

          • Dawood says:

            It appears you have a vested interest in this case the way you are putting forward spirited defence of this murderous woman.

          • Outraged says:

            I think you are the one that has vested interest, Otherwise why do you want the innocent woman convicted when she has not been proven guilty? What if the man stabbed himself or committed suicide. Let the court decide. I insist you are not the judge. She not murderous, infact we may find out she is innocent or acted in self defence. Or does she have right to protect herself?

          • Dami says:

            You’re truly a fool. God will forgive your dumbness or should l say God will punish you.

          • Outraged says:

            God will punish you you will rot in hell fire. Ewu goat, if she acted in self-defence, she will be set free. Fool

        • Outraged says:

          You are bigger fool.Demented bitch you. Stop taking sides. What if the man killed himself? What if the man was a wife beater and the woman lashed out. In a home like that,anything can happen. Stop taking sides. The court will decide and I am sure she will be set free for self-defence

      • Dami says:

        I’m a woman but you’re a fool! I hope u don’t die the same death. FOOL

        • Outraged says:

          You will die the same death, you will rot in hell fire. FOOLISH BITCH. I insist if she acted in self-defense,she dey Kampe. Nothing do her.

      • Anonymous says:

        Outraged, you need to stop being abusive, act maturely, whatever people say is their opinion, they are not the ones judging the case, leave your comments and go…people are free to air their views, even if you are a relation to Yewande, you are not giving her good publicity, your answers scream violence. Be gentle and don’t complicate her issues.

  • Opeyemi Jegede Jegede says:

    Justice must prevail, the murder was premeditated. Yewande wiped her friend list and pictures on Facebook leaving no traces. She has to face the law

    • Hussein Baba says:

      O ga o…so this is not a Yoruba movie?

      • Anonymous says:

        It looks like one. Adults acting like children. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. No one needs to insult anyone, its the media, freedom of speech.

    • Outraged says:

      Stop being the judge here. Leave yewande social media account of this. She is not guilty until the court says so. Why pronounce him guilty before the court decides? That’s mob justice.What if the man was a violent wife beater? The court will hear the case of self-defence. She may be proven innocent after all. A young man who has two wives both here and abroad should prepare for anything. Yewande is innocent until proven guilty.

      • ADE says:

        Outraged, You writes ups here are disgusting, so if a man has a wife abroad now made him not to live,you seems to be a family and colleague of this yewande Murder, you must be a criminal and where ever you hide on the earth with your criminal act, you will be brutalized and suffered at the end of your life, only reason why you will not suffer for this is not to manipulate and the rule of law ..I heard a lot about Yewande’s family, i know their influential and they want to use all their influence on this case, but the spirit of this innocent guy will not let you people rest. Oloribuku apayan family

        • Outraged says:

          Shut up, if you like curse your generation, everything you said back to sender. Oloriburku. Stop crying more than the bereaved. Let the court decide. If she kills in self-defense, she will be set free. The court will prove it. Simple

          • AKINS says:

            You better quit this your evil act because the end of it will be a sorrow for you and your family. dont you have conscience goat ?

          • Outraged says:

            Back to sender? You are the evil one because you are already condemning the woman without trial. Evil man,quit your evil ways and stop being judgmental. The court will decide. Until she is innocent until proven guilty.

    • Shock'd says:

      She did what? Clear evidence of premeditation

  • Lowo Justice says:

    JUSTICE4LOWO……Yewande must realize and know that frustration and Anger shouldn’t be the order of the day… and make her murder her husband….we all should learn from this…and now LOWO grand dad has died after he heard that LOWO was dead today… Yewande has killed 2 people now.

    • Hussein Baba says:

      May her soul rest in peace ,all we need is to pray for him ,May God forgive him and yewande..this is just a lesson for us all..we all need to be close to God..we need to ask God for directions in everything .

    • Outraged says:

      Shut up. you are not the judge. The court will decide and she can plead self defence if the man was a wife beater. What if the man was a habitual violent person and the table turned against him. Why a will a young man marry abroad and still have a wife in Nigeria? Anything can happen when a man too like pussy

      • Tokunbo Daramola says:

        you said “if” he was a wife beater… what “if” he was not??
        She had no right to stab him in the first place
        She has no right over his life
        she had no right to attack him after the landlord had begged both parties.

        So in your words, a man should be killed because he has a family abroad?

  • Tokunbo Daramola says:

    @disqus_Ey8szziWJf:disqus @Outraged i find it amusing at your response to this case.. IF you are female, can i please ask if you have a younger brother or elder brother ? if yes, how would you feel if any of them ended up like Lowo? Are you telling me now that because Lowo happened to have kids or another child , which happens to be a blessing from GOD that he should be killed?
    You say its self defence from domestic violence, so now the lady has killed him, and you think justice won’t prevail?
    The wife should have left the marriage. its simple..

    A divorce lawyer told me this: “i don’t destroy marriages , i only prevent two people from killing each other”

    With the tone at which you have been responding, i would advice to see some one to talk to as i sense a lot of tension.

    • Outraged says:

      Let justice be served. No trial by media. She could be innocent or guilty. Let the court decide.

    • Anonymous says:

      Well said @tokunbo. No deserves death for whatever offence let alone for bringing a child into the world. The best thing was to take the child’s custody and be His mother. That way the society would breed less misfit children. I am a woman who has opted for this as an option at a time I didn’t have a child of my own and to glory of God I have my own biological child.

  • ADE says:

    JUSTICE4LOWO

    • Outraged says:

      Justice for the wife too. No trial by media. Every citizen is guilty until proven otherwise. Dont cry more than the bereaved.

      • AKINS says:

        I wish to know you in person, Your family status, background and the society u belong to, you should be tagged and isolated, Animal .

        • Outraged says:

          You are more animalistic and I dont wish to know animals because you already condemn her before the court says so. I insist she is innocent until proven guilty by a competent court.

  • Onyekezulu Iyasele says:

    I don’t understand how anyone wants to exonerate the wife in this man’s unfortunate death. True the law should be allowed to decide her fate. However in the other infamous cases of spousal killings in recent times -the Edo banker wife and her unemployed husband who was sentenced to death, and more recently the pediatrician wife and her pathologist husband, were the wives were at the receiving end, there was a great outcry against the men before the law had ever determined guilt. Interestingly, the weight of evidence against the perpetrators was not as damning in those instances compared to this current one. With an act of violence having been committed against the victim earlier that evening and documented by pictures and likely hospital notes, and the witnesses of neighbors, it will be a hard sell for this woman to escape culpability.

    • Outraged says:

      Let the court decide. She may be innocent, anything could have happened. She may have acted in self defense. Agian let the court decide.

      • James Princeo says:

        did you say “self defense”‘?.. self defense twice and she had no injury on her? ..

      • Adamson says:

        Amazing that another human can approve, condone and even encourage murder for whatever the reason. So if he had another child abroad then his wife must murder him in cold blood. It is very clear that being a lawyer, this woman murderer had carefully planned to kill her husband with the intention of pleading exactly what this flea, this vomit, this accursed among men child of Cain who goes by the name of Outraged on this forum is saying.

        Well, you people should be certain of one thing… you may escape the judgement of men, but you and your people will not escape the judgement of God…surely your sin will find you out.

        • Outraged says:

          You are evil, and the accursed child of mammon. You are the vomit of the earth. the wretch of the earth. Otherwise, why do you want an innocent woman to die or convicted before the court says so? Suspects are innocent until proven guilty simple

    • michael_dolan1976@yahoo.com says:

      @onyekezulu, well said!

  • James Princeo says:

    i am still in shock… we have been together home and abroad … graduated together in France

    … as far as i am concern he is still alive .. he is a man of perfect simplicity…. if God decides to apply the bible code of justice “Isiah 57:1” on my Brother and friend LOWO A.K.A. the Elephant, so be it!…..

  • GONGON says:

    THIS PERSON IS PART OF YEWANDES FAMILY THATS THE MORE REASON HE HIS SOUNDING THIS WAY PLEASE IGNORE HIM

  • Juliet says:

    @outraged… U are shameless nd heartless, ur existence is questionable. I will assume u are joking with ur comments if not may you experience such too in your family in Jesus name. Amen

  • michael_dolan1976@yahoo.com says:

    THIS WOMAN DESERVES DEATH!

  • ukfrank says:

    @Outraged…… This is serious and you so called outraged is supporting this evil. Can u imagine someone killing you and your spirit was not angry at the person who did that. Please allow justice to prevail and don’t cover evil doers. Or may be you have killed your spouse before and no justice was done. Know that the evil man or woman will not go unpunished. Please let us continue to pray for God to accept Lowo and give the family the fortitude to bear this great loss.

  • faith says:

    could could it be possible that this “outraged” is d same Yewande? cuz reading thru its comment, he/she is just plainly myopic about what self-defense means and how it apply in court. murder is murder….self-defense or not, so long as Yewande gat no proof and Lowo gat police record of manslaughter before/after his death, justice will surely prevail.

  • michael_dolan1976@yahoo.com says:

    how can i not judge who clearly planned murder and executed it, she attempted it first time by stabbing his shoulder, and then on the neck to finish him!
    why did she not find any other place to stab him than his neck if she didn’t plan to kill him?
    how can we not know what happened when she is clearly the aggressor who is not happy because her husband has a son with another woman!
    this story is clear, we don’t need all this you are doing defending her because of your selfish stupid reason!
    their landlord tried settling the trouble, this guy whom out of his stupid gentility should have left her for good after she stabbed his shoulder first time, instead he decided to play the cool guy and went to bed in same apartment with who already stabbed him on the shoulder slightly missing his heart same night!
    no wonder this woman dose not even deserve to have a child with this kind of heart she has!
    IF THIS WOMAN FAILS TO GET DEATH SENTENCE THEN NIGERIA JUDICIAL SYSTEM IS MESSED!!!!!!
    she is NOT even worth life imprisonment!
    she is a loser, she forgot that lives of wives and husbands are in each others hands, of course she sleeps too, or don’t she!
    we can all kill each other in anger, so she is NO hero of yours, SHE IS JUST A BIG LOSER and LIFE DON’T NEED HER TYPE!
    ABOVE ALL SHE DESERVES DEATH FOR DELIBERATELY KILLING ANOTHER IN THIS MANNER!!!
    if she is honorable, she should have known if she felt aggrieved by her husband having a son without another woman, she would simply divorced him, but SHE IS LOSER, SHE DECIDED TO KILL HIM THAN LOSE HIM TO ANOTHER WOMAN!
    YOU ARE SICK FOR ALL THESE LAME EXCUSES YOU ARE MAKING FOR HER, BIG TIME SICK!
    SURELY THE COURT WILL JUDGE AND WE ALL WILL SEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JANE OEIKHENANA says:

    Hmmmm. Too bad. The truth is that domestic violence is so common in Nigeria, and many people cover it up. So many men and women beat their spouses,oftentimes friends and family members urge the abused party to remain in the marraige. My take on it, if you are in an abusive relationship, get out of it! Nothing justifies violence, and if a boy/girlfriend or spouse gets violent,leave the relationship asap. The person obviously has a problem, but should not sacrifice your life to solve it. For the murdress Yewande,you will never go scot free, ask Rev. King. May the soul of Lowo rest in perfect peace.

  • Ini says:

    From what I read, the person who wrote this told us what they want us to believe and know even when backed up with pictures things aren’t always what they seem. People tell what they want us to believe. In my opinion I would not know if she stabbed him on purpose until witnesses to the first stab come on here and say what they were told. Secondly we can’t be sure she wasn’t bitter and wanted to hurt him cos of the child. And we can’t also be sure they were in a fight and she decided to defend herself so there are many sides to a story we just have to let the lawyers investigate and come up with the obvious and most reasonable part/side to it. Stop arguing about this people.

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