The police on Friday arraigned two men, Isah Abdulkabir and Daniel Emmanuel, before an Oyo State Magistrates’ Court at Iyaganku, Ibadan, for allegedly manhandling a corpse.
The defendants were accused of mishandling the corpse of one Patrick Alexandra.
The prosecuting counsel for the police, Foluke Adedosu, told the court that Abdulkabir, 39, and Emmanuel, 38, committed the alleged offence around 2pm on September 19, 2022, in the Odogbo area of Ibadan.
The defendants were arraigned on charges bordering on conspiracy and misconduct in form of ‘manhandling of a corpse.’
Adedosu said the suspects indecently and improperly interfered with the corpse by dumping it in a shop.
The offence, she added, was contrary to sections 516 and 242 (1) (b) of the Criminal laws of Oyo State, 2000.
The suspects pleaded not guilty to the charge after which the magistrate, O.A. Enilolobo, admitted them to bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety each in like sum.
The case was adjourned till February 21, 2023 for hearing.