A herbalist, two males and a girl have been on Monday docked earlier than a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court docket in Lagos for allegedly dismembering a mom of two.
The police arraigned Mayowa Bamidele, 36, Kemi Azeez, 20, Oyedegun Adewale, 27, and Jejelaye Olusola, 22.
Bamidele is charged with homicide and misconduct with reference to corpses whereas Azeez, Adewale and Olusola are charged with concealing felony and stealing.
Bamidele’s plea was not taken however the three different defendants pleaded not responsible to the fees.
NAN experiences that the Chief Justice of the Peace, Mr Peter Nwaka remanded Bamidele in Ikoyi correctional centre whereas the second to fourth defendants have been granted bail within the sum of N200,000 with three sureties in like sum.
He ordered that the sureties be gainfully employed with proof of tax cost to the Lagos State Authorities and have their addresses and workplaces verified by the court docket.
He held that the sureties should additionally present proof of employment and proof of their sources of earnings.
Nwaka adjourned the case till March four for authorized recommendation from the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).
Earlier, Police Prosecutor, SP Thomas Nurudeen advised the court docket that the suspects dedicated the offence at 7.30pm on Dec. 16, 2021, at No. 17, Ijedodo highway, Ijegun space of Lagos.
He mentioned the deceased, went to Bamidele’s conventional dwelling to obtain therapy and that she had referred to as her pal to switch cash to Bamidele’s checking account and that was the final time she was seen or heard from.
Nurudeen advised the court docket that the deceased was declared lacking for a few month.
”My Lord, the primary defendant put the deceased in a cooking pot. The second to fourth defendants helped the primary defendant bury the sack baggage within the yard of the home and the bedsheet in an uncompleted constructing,’ he mentioned.
The deceased’s Tecno Camon telephone was additionally found of their custody, he mentioned.
The offence, he mentioned, contravenes the provisions of sections 222, 165, 98 and 280 of the Felony Legal guidelines of Lagos State 2015. (Revised) Supply: NAN