Cemetery workers remanded for cutting off corpses’ heads

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An Ondo State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Akure, on Wednesday, remanded in police custody two persons for being in possession of human heads.

The defendants, Adewale Abiodun and Abel Olomofe, who are cemetery workers with the Akure South Local Government Area, were arrested by the police for allegedly exhuming corpses and cutting off their heads at a cemetery on the Imafon Road, Akure

They were arraigned on three counts of conspiracy, unlawful possession and indecently tampering with a corpse.

The offences were said to be contrary to and punishable under sections 516, 329 and 242 of the Criminal Laws of Ondo State, 2006.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Uloh Goodluck, prayed the court to permit him to forward the case file to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.

The counsel for the defendants, Femi Adetoye and Jide Agboola, pleaded with the court to admit them to bail.

In his ruling, Magistrate Tope Aladejana, said the bail application was not yet mature and ordered the prosecutor to send the case file to the DPP’s office for legal advice, after which the application might be considered.

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