Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Police nab woman trying to dig up newly buried corpse in Ibadan

25-year-old, Deborah Usman, on Wednesday appeared before an Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan charged with attempting to open up a grave to exhume a fresh corpse.

Usman, whose address is unknown, is facing breach of peace charge. According to the Police Prosecutor, Sgt. Olalekan

Adegbite, the accused attempted to dig up the grave of a man that was buried in February outside a house. The woman, he said, conducted herself in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace.

The offence was committed on July 31, 2017 at 5. 30p.m. on Transformer Road, Oluyole, Ibadan, he told the court. Adegbite noted that the offence contravened Section 249 (d) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Oyo State 2000. The accused pleaded ‘not guilty.’

The Senior Magistrate, Mrs. Patricia Adetuyibi, granted her bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum, one of who must be a blood relation of the accused. She directed that the accused be taken to the clinic to ascertain her mental state and adjourned the case till November 28 for hearing.


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