By Dayo Johnson
THERE was a light drama and confusion at an Ondo State Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Akure, Wednesday, when two human heads had been delivered to the courtroom as exhibit.
The two heads which had been present in possession of the suspects who’re grave diggers had been delivered to the courtroom as exhibit brought about some stir.
Four suspected ritualists arrested with 5 human heads had been charged to the courtroom on a three-count cost of conspiracy, illegal possession, and indecently tampering with a corpse.
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The alleged offence was mentioned to be opposite to and punishable underneath sections 516, 329 and 242 of the Criminal Laws of Ondo state, 2006.
The suspects had been arrested on the Akure cemetery alongside Imafon street final month with the human heads.
At the resume, if the case, Presiding Magistrate, Tope Aladejana ordered the remand of two of the 4 suspects in police custody.
The two suspects embrace Adewale Abiodun and Abel Olomofe aged between 40 and 45 years.
The different two suspects had been but to be arraigned based on police prosecutor Uloh Goodluck who mentioned that they had been indisposed.
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Aladejana gave the order after refusing their bail functions and directed that their case file be despatched to the Office of Director of Public Prosecution for authorized recommendation.
Police Prosecutor, inspector Uloh Goodluck mentioned the offence is a bailable one however prayed the courtroom to allow him ahead the case file to workplace of the Director of Public Prosecution, DPP.
The counsels to the defendants Femi Adetoye and Jide Agboola prayed the courtroom to grant them bail because it was bailable offense.
The counsel additionally reminded the Court of its promise on the final sitting to contemplate the bail utility on the subsequent sitting.
However, in his ruling, Magistrate Aladejana, mentioned that bail order isn’t but matured and ordered the prosecutor to ship the case file to the DPP workplace, for authorized recommendation after which their bail utility could also be thought-about.
Aladejana, subsequently, adjourned the case until June 19, 2020, and order the return of the defendants to the Police custody.
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