Tailor, Herbalist, One Other Exhume Corpse, Cut Off Flesh



A tailor, Tunde Adelakun, 32; a herbalist, Saheed Oloyede, 54, and one Oluwasegun Akinlolu, 23, have been accused of causing ‘indignity to a corpse’ by exhuming it and cutting off some flesh.

The three men were, on Monday, brought before an Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court for cutting off some flesh from a corpse buried in their area.


The defendants are a tailor, Tunde Adelakun, 32, and Oluwasegun Akinlolu, 23, both of Omi-Adio. The third is a herbalist — Saheed Oloyede, 54 — a resident of Bakatari along the Ibadan/ Abeokuta Expressway.

The Police charged the trio with two counts of conspiracy and causing indignity to a corpse.

However, the defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges.

But the magistrate, Mrs M. M. Olagbenro, granted the defendants bail in N200,000, each with one surety. Thereafter, Olagbenro adjourned the matter until February 29, for a hearing.

The prosecution counsel, Inspector Olalekan Adegbite, told the court that the defendants allegedly conspired together to commit the offences.

Adegbite said Adelakun, Oloyede and Akinlolu, without lawful justification, were alleged to have improperly tampered with the corpse.

He said Adelakun and Akinlolu on January 10, at about 5: 45 p.m., on their way to Omi-Adio, were arrested with human flesh. They were going to the herbalist’s house at Bakatari, after allegedly exhuming a dead body.


Adegbite said the offence contravened section 242 (1)(b) and 517 of the Criminal Code Laws of Oyo State 2000.


If the defendants are found guilty of the offences, they are liable to two years imprisonment. (NAN)


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here