Nigerian Man Charged With Killing His 4-Year-Old Daughter Gets Court Date in Canada
A date has been fixed for the trial in court of Oluwatosin Oluwafemi who was arrested in Ontario, Canada and then charged in the death of his four-year-old daughter in Alberta, Canada which happened in 2014.
Oluwatosin Oluwafemi was arrested in December of 2015 and was flown to Calgary to face the charge which is second-degree murder and appeared in court on Friday, January 6th, with a two week trial fixed for Oct. 2, 2017.
Originally the court was told that the trial would hold in 2018 but Justice Earl Wilson of Court of Queen’s Bench said that the man is presumed innocent until proven otherwise hence the date cannot be pushed that far away.
“There’s no way we’re going to be putting this trial off for another year,” Wilson stated on Friday.
Oluwafemi was charged after security officers were called to a home in Calgary on Dec. 19, 2014, and found Olive Rebekah Oluwafemi in cardiac arrest and not breathing.
The preschool girl was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead with investigation showing that her injuries appeared to have been inflicted inside her home and were not the result of an accident.
Staff Sgt. Colin Chisholm stated that the cause of her death was blunt force injuries even as Olive’s death was deemed a homicide in January, 2015 although the father stated that the cause if her death was an accident.
Oluwafemi was working as a graduate engineer in the oil industry in Calgary and moved to stay closer to his family Keswick, Ontario.