A 38-year-old Jamiu Yekinni was on Tuesday arraigned in an Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court for alleged unlawful possession of human flesh and dried bones in Oyo State.
The Police charged Mr Yekinni of unknown address on a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and unlawful possession of human flesh and bones. The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Gbemisola Adedeji, told the court that the defendant allegedly conspired with another person to commit misconduct with regards to a corpse.
Ms Adedeji said that on June 23, at about 10:00 a.m., along Ibadan/Lagos Expressway, Guru Maharaji area, Ibadan, the defendant was accosted and allegedly found in his possession human flesh and dried human bones.
The prosecution said Mr Yekinni was arrested by federal highway patrol on his way to Ogun State, where he allegedly wanted to use the flesh and dried bones for money ritual.
Inspector Adedeji said that the offence contravened Section 242 (1) (b) and 517 of the Criminal Code Laws of Oyo State 2,000.
Magistrate O. A. Akande, in her ruling, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum, and adjourned the matter till August 5, for hearing.