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22-year-old in court for unlawful possession of human bone


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A 22-year old man, Rasaq Adeosun, on Tuesday appeared before a Magistrates’ Court in Iyaganku, Ibadan, for alleged unlawful possession of a human bone.

Mr Adeosun was arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy and unlawful possession of human bone.

The prosecutor, Oluyemi Eyiaromi, told the court that Mr Adeosun conspired with others at large to commit the act.

Mr Eyiaromi said the defendant, on August 13 at about 6:00 p.m. in Ile-Ewe area, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, was found in possession of a human bone which he could not give a satisfactory account of how he came about it.

He said the offence contravened Sections 242 and 517 of the Criminal Code Laws of Oyo State, 2000.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The senior magistrate, T. B. Oyekanmi, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum, and adjourned the matter till September 30 for hearing.

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