[Osun]–A 50 year old man, Ayeye Adeniyi who is also a native doctor has been arraigned before Osun State magistrate court sitting in Osogbo for illegal possession of human skull.
Adeniyi was alleged on a two count charge bothering on unlawful possession of human skull and illicit act.
The prosecutor, Inspt Elisha Olusegun told the court that the accused committed the offense on 29th of Aug at about 11.30 am at Moro Ipetumodu in Osun.
Elisha said the accused (native doctor) unlawfully have in his possession human skull with intention of using it as charm for ritual which he could not give satisfactory account and without unlawful authority.
He said the native Doctor did improperly and in decently interferes with a dead human body by cutting off the head of the deceased
He explained that the offense committed by the accused is contrary to section 329A, section 242 (i) (b) of the criminal code cap 34 volume 11.laws of Osun State 2002.
The charge sheet sighted by the journalist reads” That you Adeye Adeniyi on the the 29th day of August 2017 at about 11.30 am at Moro area Ipetumodu at Osogbo magistrateria district court did unlawfully have in your possession human skull with intention of using same as charm for ritual which you could not give satisfactory account and without unlawfully authority and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 329 A of the criminal code cap 34 volume 11.laws of Osun State 2002.
That you Adeye Adeniyi on the same day, place and time in the aforementioned magistrateria district court did improperly and indecently interfere with a dead human body by cutting off the head of the deceased and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 242(i)(b) of the criminal code cap 34 volume 11.laws of Osun State 2002.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the two count charge preferred against him.
The defense counsel, Mr Remigus Ngwu applied for his client bail in the most liberal and affordable terms.
The magistrate, Mrs Adenike Olowolagba in her ruling ordered that the accused be remanded in Ilesha prison custody.
She thereby adjourned the case to October 17 to be mention at Ipetumodu magistrateria court.