Alleged corpse mutilation: Court admits man to N300,000 bail

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By Adebisi Fatima Sogbade

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’Court sitting at Ibadan on Friday admitted a 32-year-man,  Fatoki Akinkunmi ,  to N300,000 bail for allegedly mutilating a corpse.The Police charged Akinkunmi with unlawful possession of human head and corpse mutilation.

Akinkunmi , however , pleaded not guilty to the charge .The  Chief Magistrate, Mr S. H . Adebisi  also ordered the defendant to produce two sureties in like sum .Adebisi ordered that one of the sureties must be  defendant’¹s  biological  parents, while the second surety must be  a Grade level 10  Civil  Servant.He, thereafter, adjourned the matter until  Oct. 26, for hearing..Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp Opeyemi Olagunju told the court that on Aug. 6, the defendant unlawfully had in his possession the  head  of  Late  Ojo Adebayo.Olagunju said,  the defendant on Aug.  6, at Owobale area, Ibadan, was alleged to have improperly and indecently interfered  with the corpse of late Adebayo by digging up his graveHe allegedly removed the corpse and cut  off the head..Olagunju said the offence contravenes the provisions of sections 242 and 329 of the Criminal Code Laws of Oyo State 2000(NAN)