6 ARRAIGNED IN OSUN FOR MURDER, SELLING HUMAN BODY PARTS

Six men were on Tuesday remanded by an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court over alleged murder, butchering and selling of body parts.

The suspects are; Faseun Afolabi, 40, Fadare Afolabi, 38, Badmus Sairu, 27, Adeleke Kabiru, 37, Oloyede Maruf, 39, Oseni Mukaila, 24.

The accused persons allegedly committed the offence on May 24, 2021, around 9:30 pm in Ikirun.

The prosecutor, ASP John Idoko told the court that Faseun Afolabi, Fadare Afolabi and others still at large conspired among themselves to commit murder by unlawfully killing one Ayoade Fasesan.

He said Faseun, Fadare and other accused persons also conspired to improperly or indecently interfere with the corpse of Ayoade Fasesan by cutting off his head and other body parts into pieces.

He said the accused persons were caught with human parts.

The offences committed contravened and punishable under Sections 242, 324, 319(1), 329(A) 517 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol II. Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002.

The accused persons were arraigned on a five-count charge of murder and sale of human parts.

The defence counsel, Mr K.A Adepoju appeared for the first and second accused persons, while A.O. Olodo stood in for the third accused person and Taiwo Awokunle represented the fourth and fifth accused persons.

The defence counsels for the third and sixth accused persons prayed the court to grant their clients bail in most liberal terms.

The prosecutor opposed the bail application on the grounds that the accused persons would escape if granted bail and that cases of killings are rampant in society.

In his ruling, Magistrate A.O Daramola ordered the prosecution to forward the case file of Faseun and Fadare to the DPP for legal advice.

She remanded the accused persons at Ilesa Correctional Centre while the case was adjourned till August 18 for re-arraignment at Ikirun Magistrate court.

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