3 arraigned over alleged possession of corpse

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possession a decomposing corpse a .

The accused are Idris Nureni, 28; Nathaniel Omale, 27, and Anifofun, 28.

They are facing a -count charge conspiracy and possession.

However, the trio pleaded guilty.

The Prosecutor, ASP. Godwin Anyanwu, told the that the accused, reside at Ese-Offin Village in Shibiri Ajangbadi, near , committed the offence on April 7 at 6 p.m.

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

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

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

The prosecutor submitted that the offence contravened Sections 44 and 166 of the Criminal Laws of State, 2011.

The Magistrate, Mrs Yewande Aje-Afunwa, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N200, 000 sureties in like sum.

Aje-Afunwa adjourned the case until July 16 for hearing.