Metro 3 Arraigned Over Alleged Possession of Decomposing Corpse of a Child



Idris Nureni, 28; Nathaniel Omale, 27, and Friday Anifofun, 28, have been arraigned before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, charged with unlawful possession of a decomposing corpse of a child.

Police prosecutor, ASP. Godwin Anyanwu, told the court that the accused,who reside at Ese-Offin Village in Shibiri Ajangbadi, near Lagos, committed the offence on April 7 at 6 p.m.

Anyanwu said, that the accused were apprehended bearing the corpse of an unidentified child.

He said that the three men claimed that they found the corpse in a nearby bush and were conveying it to the palace of the Baale of the village for investigation.

"The men were accosted by some villagers who alerted the police. They were thereafter arrested,’’ Anyanwu said.

However, the trio pleaded not guilty and were granted bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum. The case was adjourned until July 16 for hearing.