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Man Arrested, Arraigned For Alleged Possession Of Human Skull

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An Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun on Thursday remanded a 38-year-old man, Semiu Oyewo, for alleged possession of a human skull.

The Magistrate, Mr Olusola Aluko, who refused the oral bail application of the defendant, ordered the Defence Counsel, Mr Leke Dada, to come with a written application for consideration.

Aluko ordered that the defendant should be remanded in Ile-Ife Correctional Service pending hearing of his bail application.

He adjourned the case until July 29, for mention
The defendant, whose address was not provided, is facing a two-count charge of possession of human skull and indecent interference with dead human body.

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He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, ASP Joseph Adebayo, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on July 7, at 8.00 a.m. at Ife/Ibadan Road, Ile-Ife.

Adebayo said that the defendant unlawfully had in his possession a human skull, which he had the intention of using for money rituals.

He said that the defendant unlawfully tampered with a dead human body.
Adebayo said the offence contravened Sections 242(1)(b) and 329 A, of the Criminal Law of Osun, 2002.

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