possession of a decomposing corpse of a child.
The accused are Idris Nureni, 28; Nathaniel Omale, 27, and Friday Anifofun, 28.
They are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and illegal possession.
However, the trio pleaded not guilty.
The 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.
The prosecutor submitted that the offence contravened Sections 44 and 166 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011.
The Magistrate, Mrs Yewande Aje-Afunwa, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
Aje-Afunwa adjourned the case until July 16 for hearing.