A 38-year-old man, Ebuka Enuma, was arraigned before a Yaba magistrate court in Lagos on Tuesday, May 31 for allegedly being in possession of a human skull.
It’s gathered that suspect who lives in the Bariga area of Lagos, stole the skull after he broke into Amukoko Cemetery and excavated an old grave on May 13.
Prosecution Counsel, ASP Rita Momah said Enuma was nabbed while trying to leave the cemetery.
The offence, she said, contravenes the provisions of Section 238 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).
Ebuka Enuma, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge against him. The presiding judge, Chief Magistrate Adeola Adedayo admitted him to bail in the sum of N300,000 with two sureties.
The case was then adjourned till June 28 for mention.
In related news, a man identified as Kushimo Lukman, a mortuary attendant has been arrested in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, for cutting off the head of a deceased boy.
Kushimo was arrested by men of the Ogun State Government-owned security outfit, the So-Safe Corps on Tuesday morning. The So-Safe Corps said the suspect was “an acclaimed mortuary attendant working with MABOD at Oke-Yidi, Abule Oloni, Abeokuta.”
According to the spokesman, Moruf Yusuf, the suspect was arrested by the officers after he had behe#ded the corpse of a male minor at the Oke Yidi cemetery in Abeokuta.”
The suspect was quoted to have said that “the parents of the boy, who came from Ibadan, sought his assistance as a mortuary attendant to get the body buried,” adding that “he buried the boy’s body inside the cemetery, in the presence of his parents at about 19:00hrs on Monday.”
However, the mortuary attendant was said to have later gone back to the cemetery at 6 am on Tuesday, to cut the head of the buried boy, and he was caught after a fierce fight with the So-Safe officers, who later overpowered him.
Kushimo “confessed that the fresh head was requested for by one Chief Ifalonishe (AKA Lanroye) at the rate of N50,000,” saying “it was supposed to be delivered to him at a designated point within Abeokuta.”