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  • Updated: May 15, 2024

Oyo: Man arraigned for tampering with corpse

Oyo: Man arraigned for tampering with corpse

On Wednesday, Ibadan police arrested 37-year-old Sulaiman Ikudaisi for allegedly tampering with a corpse. 

Ikudaisi, whose address was not disclosed, is accused of tampering with a corpse, although he pled not guilty at Iyaganku Magistrates Court.

The prosecution, Insp Toyin Ibrahim, informed the court that the defendant committed the act on May 11 at 3 p.m. at Ibadan's Muslim Cemetery.

Ibrahim stated that the defendant took several bones from the deceased in violation of Section 242(1)(b) of the Criminal Laws of Oyo State, 2000.

The Magistrate, Kausarat Ayofe, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in the same amount. She set the case for a hearing on July 16.

Meanwhile, a 72-year-old man identified as Zechariah Ojo has been docked at a Grade ‘A’ Customary Court, Ibadan over alleged land grabbing.

He was alleged to have connived with two others; Joseph Ayanwale, 60 and Opeyemi Joshua, 44 to commit the crime.

The three whose addresses were not provided were charged with conspiracy, forcible entry, land grabbing, forgery and Conduct likely to cause a breach of peace. They pleaded not guilty to the charges.

While addressing the court, the Prosecutor, Philip Amusan told the court that the defendants allegedly committed the offence sometime in 2023 in Oyetola Village, Badeku, Ibadan.

Amusan alleged that the trio forcibly entered the land belonging to one Alhaja Abimbola Lawal, domiciled in the aforementioned area.

He said the defendants conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace by forging Lawal‘s signature and forcibly grabbing her land.

Amusan said the offences contravened Sections 516, 81 and 249(d) of the Criminal Laws of Oyo State, 2000.

The Court President, Moji Aworemi granted the defendants bail in the sum of N500,000 each and two sureties each in like sum.

Aworemi held that the sureties must have evidence of three years of tax clearance and be blood relations to the defendants. The President however adjourned the case until June 3 for a hearing.

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