Over a few weeks, Pulse has reported numerous cases of ritual-related killings, main of which involved the often incidents at Delta State University, Abraka. Elozino Ogege, for example, had her breasts, tongue and eyes reduce off, at the same time her dead body was only discovered three days behind she went lacking.
This instant, three mortuary attendants; 65-year-old Micheal Olusegun; 41-year-old Oluseyi Olamade; and 45-year-old Adetunji Aliyu employ been arrested as suspects in the mutilation of a dead woman’s body. They allegedly reduce off both wrists and the heart of single deceased 51-year-old Mary Ehinlaiye on November 16, 2018. Her body was deposited at the morgue, St. Raphael Divine Mercy Hospital in Ijede, Ikorodu, Lagos.
According to Wuzup Naija, they were arraigned in front of the Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Police Prosecutor, ASP Roman Unuigbe, stood informed the court of the details of the matter. The suspects employ notwithstanding pleaded not guilty to the charges read to them.
Unuigbe told the Court that single Anthony Lawani complained to the police that his sister, 51-year-old Mary Ehinlaiye’s body, was lacking.
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Unuighe said, “My Lord, the complainant had gone to the mortuary to gather his sister’s body for burial but the attendants could not offering the body to him.
“It was later discovered that they had exchanged the body for another single and the family of the other deceased had buried his sister as their have.
“They secretly went to the mortuary and exchange the corpses and tried to return her to her brother without two wrists and a heart.
“Fortunately, Lawani discovered the lacking parts and drew the attention of the police to the situation.”
The offence dedicated by the suspects contravenes the cuisine of sections 165 (b) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (as amended) which punish crook conspiracy respectively. Section 165 (b) carries a maximum punishment of five years imprisonment at the same time 411 provides two years for conspiracy.
The suspects employ been admitted to bail of N500,000 each with two sureties required in be fond of sum by Chief Magistrate Peter Ojo. One of those sureties, notwithstanding, has to be a blood relation.
The matter has been adjourned till January 30, 2019, for hearing.