TVC N. In Ibadan, a 57-year old mortuary attendant, Mr Muritala Raimi, has been remanded in Agodi, Ibadan prison
An Iyaganku Magistrate Court in Ibadan remanded Raimi after he failed to meet his bail conditions. The accused was arraigned on a two-count charge of stealing and misconduct.
Though the court granted him bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in the like sum and one of the sureties must be a member of the family, Raimi could not meet his bail conditions.
He was arrested after allegedly decapitating the remains of an unknown deceased. Raimi, it was learnt, concealed the decapitated head in a bag but was caught on his way out. He allegedly tried to escape after realizing the game was up but was arrested by the police.
The accused was taken to Yemetu Police Station, Ibadan. When he appeared before Magistrate Akanni Monsurat in court 4, Raimi pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the two-count charge.
The charge sheet read in part: “That you Muritala Raimi, aged 57, on the 15th March, 2017 at about 05: 30pm at UCH Ibadan in Ibadan magisterial district did steal human skull inside UCH mortuary and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 3 of the criminal code cap 38 vol. 11 laws of Oyo State of Nigeria”.
“That you Muritala Raimi on the same date, place in the aforementioned magisterial district did misconduct with regard to corpse by decapitating a corpse deposited at UCH mortuary and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 242 of the criminal code cap 38, vol. 11 laws of Oyo State”.
Hearing was adjourned to May 15, 2017.