Man with human head lands in court

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The police on Thursday arraigned a 75-year-old, James Adeniran, and three others in an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court for alleged conspiracy and possession of human head.

The other three accused persons were Tope Omoleye, 19, Femi Ajayi, 20, and Dada Owoeye, 45.

Prosecutor Caleb Leramo told the court that the accused persons on Oct. 27 at Iloro-Ekiti, Ijero Local Government Area conspired and unlawfully had in their possession human head of one late Peter Ajayi.

Leramo said the offence contravened Sections 516 and 329 (a) of the Criminal Code of Ekiti State, 2012.

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The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge.

Their counsel, Mr Busuyi Ayorinde, urged the court to admit his clients to bail, promising that reliable sureties would be available to take them on bail.

Magistrate Richard Adegboye granted bail to each of the accused persons in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties each in like sum.

Adegboye adjourned the case till Nov.23, for hearing.

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