The Lagos State Government brought charges against the five suspects – Atunrase Omolabi, Shittu Olawale, Olaide Opeifa, Olanrewaju Adebiyi aka Maja, and Jamiu Omosanya aka Orobo. They were charged for attempted murder and murder of Ifeanyi Etunmuse at Western Funeral Home, Ijede Ikorodu.
In the trial, the defense counsel continued with the cross-examination of the prosecution witness, Babatunde Olayinka. The witness testified about hiding in the cemetery and witnessing machete-wielding men near the Onamade compound on the day of the incident.
The defense counsel questioned the witness on his ability to identify the defendants and requested clarification on his previous statements. The prosecution counsel also re-examined the witness and requested a witness summons for Femi Onamade.
The judge then issued the witness summons for Femi Onamade and adjourned the matter until Feb. 19, 2024, for the continuation of the trial. In a previous court hearing on April 6, it was alleged that the suspects also cut off the wrist of Femi Onamade, the younger brother to Tosin Onamade.