Herbalist, herbs seller caught with human parts in Oyo docked


A 50-year-old herbalist, Mr. Rasheed Olalere, and a herbs seller, Mrs Shakirat Adedeji, were on Monday, brought before an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, over alleged possession of human flesh and skulls.

The duo, Olalere who lives in Irifin area in Oje, Ibadan, and Adedeji, who resides in 30 Oke-Ibadan area, are facing a two-count charge bordering on possession of human skull and flesh.

Police prosecutor, ASP Ebenezer Adeyela said that Adedeji was caught with a human skull and flesh on July 25th 2018 at about 10.30 am in Oje market in the ancient city of Ibadan.

Adeyela added that Olalere also had in his possession, a human skull and bones.

He said, “The duo was arrested by the police following a tip-off from members of the public”.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened section 329 (a) of the criminal code, laws of Oyo State 2000.

The accused, while responding to the charges, however pleaded not guilty.

Counsel to the suspects, Mr. O.O.C. Alabi-Oyo, in his argument, urged the court to grant them bail in liberal terms.

Chief Magistrate Mr. Adisa Oladele, while ruling on the bail application, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000 each with two sureties each.

Oladele said one of the sureties must be a blood relation of the accused, while another surety should be an employee of Oyo State Government or Local Government on at least Grade Level 07.

In addition, he said the civil servant should produce evidence of three years tax payment.

The case was later adjourned to September 17th for trial.


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