The police on Wednesday arraigned a herbalist, Kolawole Sikiru, 40, earlier than a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Courtroom for allegedly breaking right into a cemetery and chopping up physique components.
The defendant who resides within the Ikorodu space of Lagos is dealing with a three-count cost of pressured entry, misconduct on the subject of a corpse and receiving fraudulently obtained property.
He, nevertheless, pleaded not responsible to the costs.
The Police prosecutor, Insp. Modupe Olaluwoye advised the courtroom that the defendant dedicated the offence at 12.30 am on Dec. 4, 2021, at Sabo Cemetery, Ikorodu Highway, Lagos.
She mentioned the defendant snuck into the cemetery and minimize out human components from a freshly buried corpse.
Olaluwoye mentioned the defendant was apprehended with a domestically made picket knife and a nylon bag containing two human palms, a chunk of human flesh and human coronary heart components.
Olaluwoye mentioned it was the cemetery safety guard that caught the defendant when he was climbing out of the cemetery by a fence with the human components in his possession.
She mentioned the alleged offences contravened Sections 52, 165 (a) (b) (c) and 328 (1) (2) a b of the Prison Legislation of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).
The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) experiences that the Chief Justice of the Peace, Mrs L.Y. Balogun, granted the defendant bail within the sum of N2 million with two sureties in like sum.
Balogun mentioned the sureties have to be gainfully employed, reside inside the courtroom jurisdiction and should produce proof of three years’ tax fee to the Lagos State Authorities.
She added that the sureties should have their addresses verified by the courtroom and present nationwide proof of identification.
She adjourned the case till Feb. 9, for point out.
Man in courtroom for alleged possession of human components in Lagos