By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan.
A 45year-old man, John Ekundayo was on Monday arraigned before an Oyo state Magistrate Court sitting in Iyaganku Ibadan for abandoning a dead human body in his apartment
Arraigning the 45year-old man on one counts charge, the prosecutor, Inspector Ogunremi Sunday told the court that Ekundayo “is accused of improper or indecent interference with the dignity of the deceased by abandoning her in a room instead of burying”.
In the one count charge numbered, MI/323c/2017, the prosecutor said the accused committed the crime on the 28th of February 2017 at about 0630hrs at NW2/403 Okebiyi compound Idi-kan, Ibadan
“The accused did improperly or indecently interfere with or offer indignity to the dead human body of one Mrs. Bukola Alabede by abandoning her in your room apartment without lawful justification or excuse of deceased relatives and thereby committed an offence contrary to punishable under section sections 242(1)(b) Criminal Code Cap 38, Vol. II, Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria 2000”he said.
Inspector Ogunremi said the offence contravene sections 242(1)(b) Criminal Code Cap 38, Vol. II, Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria 2000.
The accused, John Ekundayo however pleaded not guilty to the charge
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs A. F. Richard the granted the 45 year old accused bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties and that one of the sureties should be the accused blood relative in possession of a National Identification Card (National ID card) and the second surety should be at least a level nine (9) officer in the civil service.
Chief Magistrate Richard then adjourned the case till April 19, 2017 for further hearing.