Celebrity Car Dealer IVD Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter After Death of Wife

Celebrity Car Dealer IVD Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter After Death of Wife

Ikechukwu Ogbonna, popularly known as IVD, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter following the death of his wife, Abimbola.

The charge was filed by the Lagos State Government through the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) before the High Court of Lagos, Ikeja.

Lagos State Files Manslaughter Charge Against IVD Over Wife’s Death

The accusation stems from the death of his wife, Abimbola, who passed away in a fiery event at their home in the State’s Lekki district on the 15th of October, 2022. Another count charge has been added to the original charge.

The DPP is charging the auto dealer with involuntary manslaughter, a crime that is against Section 229 of the Lagos Criminal Law.

IVD Pleads Not Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter Charge

Ikechukwu has pleaded not guilty to the accusation, and the trial has begun before Justice Modupe Nicole-Clay.

Witness Testifies in IVD Involuntary Manslaughter Trial

DSP Fetuga Olatunji, a police officer who led the investigation into the case, testified in court.

He said that the late Abimbola filed a petition against her husband before to her passing, and that the AIG gave a directive to effect the arrest of the defendant for attempted murder, threat to life, domestic violence, and conduct likely to cause the breach of peace.

IVD Involuntary Manslaughter Trial Adjourned to December 13, 2023

Olatunji also said that he and his colleagues were unable to get a report regarding the defendant (Ikechukwu) because he was nowhere to be found and that his phones were switched off during cross-examination by IVD’s attorney, Victor Ogunde (SAN).

The case file’s index, entry, minute sheet, statement of the complainant’s witness, certified true copy (CTC), of the petition, and a copy of the signal to the Ajah Police Station were then admitted as exhibits by Justice Modupe Nicole-Clay.

The trial was then adjourned to December 13, 2023, by the presiding judge.

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