Man charged for keeping corpse at home

A 45year-old man, John Ekundayo, has been dragged before Iyaganku Magistrate Court sitting in Ibadan for abandoning a human corpse in his apartment.

In the charge sheet number MI/323c/2017, Ekundayo was slammed with one count of improper or indecent interference with the dignity of the deceased by abandoning her in a room instead of burying the corpse.

The prosecutor, inspector Sunday Ogunremi, told the court that the accused committed the crime on February 28, 2017, at NW2/403, Okebiyi compound Idikan area of Ibadan.

Ogunremi said the offence contravened sections 242(1)(b) Criminal Code Cap 38, Vol. II, Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria 2000.

He explained that “The accused did improperly or indecently interfered with or offer indignity to the dead human body of one Mrs Bukola Alabede by abandoning her in his room without lawful justification or excuse of deceased relatives and thereby committed an offence contrary and punishable under section sections 242(1)(b) Criminal Code Cap 38, Vol. II, Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria 2000.”

However, Ekundayo pleaded not guilty to the charge while the Chief Magistrate, Mrs A. F. Richard, granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties, one of whom must be the accused blood relative in possession of a National Identification Card. Richard also adjourned the case till April 19, 2017, for further hearing.

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