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Tailor, Herbalist, One Other exhume Corpse, Cut Off Flesh

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A tailor, Tunde Adelakun, 32; a herbalist, Saheed Oloyede, 54, and one Oluwasegun Akinlolu, 23, have been accused of causing ‘indignity to a corpse’ by exhuming it and cutting off some flesh.

The three men were, on Monday, brought before an Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court for cutting off some flesh from a corpse buried in their area.

The defendants are a tailor, Tunde Adelakun, 32, and Oluwasegun Akinlolu, 23, both of Omi-Adio. The third is a herbalist — Saheed Oloyede, 54 — a resident of Bakatari along the Ibadan/ Abeokuta Expressway.

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The Police charged the trio with two counts of conspiracy and causing indignity to a corpse.

However, the defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges.

But the magistrate, Mrs M. M. Olagbenro, granted the defendants bail in N200,000, each with one surety. Thereafter, Olagbenro adjourned the matter until February 29, for a hearing.

The prosecution counsel, Inspector Olalekan Adegbite, told the court that the defendants allegedly conspired together to commit the offences.

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Adegbite said Adelakun, Oloyede and Akinlolu, without lawful justification, were alleged to have improperly tampered with the corpse.

He said Adelakun and Akinlolu on January 10, at about 5: 45 p.m., on their way to Omi-Adio, were arrested with human flesh. They were going to the herbalist’s house at Bakatari, after allegedly exhuming a dead body.

Adegbite said the offence contravened section 242 (1)(b) and 517 of the Criminal Code Laws of Oyo State 2000.

If the defendants are found guilty of the offences, they are liable to two years imprisonment.

(NAN)

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RCCG Pastor Arraigned For Allegedly Raping Daughter

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A Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Emmanuel Orekoya, was on Tuesday arraigned before the Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court for allegedly raping and impregnating his 17- year-old daughter.

The defendant is facing two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse and sexual assault preferred against him by the Lagos State Government.

It was also gathered that the defendant in the process of having sexual intercourse with his daughter, allegedly impregnated her.

The state’s prosecution counsel, Mrs Abimbola Abolade, told the court that the defendant committed the offences sometime in 2017 at Jacob Adeleye Street, Odoeran, Itire area of the state.

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The prosecutor also told the court that Orekoya sexually assaulted the victim, by inserting his finger inside her vagina and inserting his penis inside her mouth.

According to the prosecutor, the offences Orekoya committed contravened Section 137 of the criminal law of Lagos State 2015.

However, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges pressed against him.

Justice Soladoye adjourned the case till April 17, 2024, for the commencement of trial.

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27 Year Old Kills Father, Removes His Eye In Abia

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A 27-year-old man, identified as Chinalu Ogbonna, has allegedly killed his father, Maduka Ogbonna, and removed his left eye.

Vanguard gathered that the incident happened at midnight on Monday at a compound opposite Junior Secondary School, Amuzukwu in Umuahia North council.

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Though the cause of the incident is still sketchy, Vanguard learnt that the suspect who was arrested by the youths of the area confessed to have wanted to use his father for ritual.

Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Abia State Command, ASP Maureen Chinaka,was yet to respond to a text message and calls placed on her mobile number.

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Troops Rescue 10 Kidnap Victims In Kogi

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Troops of the Nigerian Army on Monday, rescued 10 passengers onboard a Peace Mass Transit Bus, who were kidnapped while traveling from Calabar to Abuja.

The passengers were rescued in Kogi.

This is contained in a statement by the Director, Army Public relations, Maj.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, on Tuesday in Abuja.

Nwachukwu said the rescue operation took place at Ogugu Community, along Enugu-Kogi Road in Olamaboro Local Government Area of the state.

He said the troops swiftly mobilised to the scene of the kidnap incident in response to a distress call where the kidnappers had demobilised the bus, abducted the passengers and moved them into the nearby Ette forest.

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According to him, the gallant troops diligently tracked and engaged the armed gang in a fire fight, compelling them to relinquish their hostages.

“The swift and decisive action of the troops led to the successful rescue of the passengers,” he said.

Nwachukwu also said that army troops, in another operation, raided IPOB/ESN Enclaves in Egbuoma/Osiam in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo on Monday.

He said the operation resulted in the neutralisation of one terrorist and recovery of one Mercedes Benz 350 4matic from their camp.

The Army spokesman said the troops in Nasarawa on Monday, quelled an attack on Katakpa village in Toto Local Government Area of the state, following a distress call.

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He said that an armed group identified as the Bassa militia group had invaded the village and annihilated the Sarkin Katakpa.

According to him, the troops acting on a distress call, embarked on a fighting patrol to the community and successfully repelled the attackers.

“During the incident, troops recovered two AK 47 Rifles, two AK 47 Magazines, two G3 Rifles, two G3 Rifle Magazines, 41 Cartridges of 39mm ball special ammunition and 45 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition.

“Troops have dominated the general area and continued further exploits to nab the assailants.

“The Nigerian army remains committed to ensuring safety and security of citizens and will continue to conduct operations to sanitise troubled areas and maintain peace and stability in the country,” he added.

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