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One Suleiman Babatunde of Eleran compound in Oloje area of Ilorin, Kwara State, was on Thursday arraigned before an Ilorin Magistrate’s court for exhuming human corpse and  unlawful possession of human parts.SEE...... What court did to man for exhuming human corpse

ROYAL NEWS reports that the accused was said to have conspired with his two sons, Abdulwahab Folorunsho Olaitan and Aliyu OladimejiOlaitan who are at large to excavate and exhume the corpse of one Suleiman Saka.

The accused was dragged before the court for criminal conspiracy and unlawful possession of human head and parts contrary to section 97 and 219 of penal code.

According to the Police First Information Report(FIR) , one Aliyu Baba of Onilu compound, Oloje, was said to have reported the matter at Oloje Police station before it was transferred to the Police Criminal Investigative and Intelligent Department in Ilorin.

“He was in his house when he receivedinformation that the grave of his late son, Suleiman Saka, who died on 26th July, 2017 and buried on the same date behind the family house compound has been excavated, exhumed and taken away by unknown person.In the course of police investigations, Saka’s body was traced to Babatunde’s house, where the head, two hands and two legs which were cut off and hidden on top of the ceiling were recovered.”

The remaining part of Saka’s body was reported to have been driven off by the accused person’s sons, and one Jelili in a Honda Accord car with registration number, MUS- 150-ED to a yet to be ascertained place.

At the resumed hearing yesterday, thestate prosecutor, Adewumi Johnson prayed the court not to grant the accused person bail, saying that the offence he was charged for is not ordinarily bailable.

He argued further that granting the accused bail will jeopardise police chances to apprehend the other suspects who are still at large.

The accused person’s counsel, Sulyman Abdullah, who represented Barrister Toyin Onaolapo, prayed the court to discountenance the submission of the prosecutor, even as he added that the issue of bail is the court’s discretion.

The trial Magistrate, Bio Salihu, however, upheld the prayer of prosecutor and remanded the accused in Oke-Kura prison in Ilorin while the case was adjourned to 30th August, 2017.

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