Herbalist caught with human head in Ondo remanded
March 12, 2020
An Ondo State Magistrates’ Court had ordered for the remand of one herbalist, Idris Shaye, in police custody for allegedly being in possession of a fresh human head.
The defendant was arrested by the men of the state police command for committing the offence in Isua Akoko, the headquarters of the Akoko South East Local Government Area of the state last month.
It was gathered that Shaye wanted to use the human head for ritual purposes before he was caught but where he got the human part has not been revealed.
According to the prosecutor, Mr Sulaiman Abdullateef, the offence committed was punishable under sections 516 and 329 of the Criminal Code, Cap 37, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.
The prosecutor informed the court that the defendant intended to use the burnt head for charm.
Abdullateef prayed the court for a short adjournment to enable him study the case file properly.
In her ruling, the magistrate, Mrs A.A T Oyedele, ordered Shaye to be remanded in police custody pending the completion of the investigation. She also adjourned sitting to March 24, 2020
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