Trader heart removed for money rituals

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrate in Ibadan have remanded three persons in prison for killing and removing the heart of a trader for ritual purposes were on Wednesday ordered to be remanded in prison after they were arraigned before an

The charge sheet with number MI/563c/17 accused the suspects, Tunde Jimoh, 37, Gbenga Babalade, 40, and Olatunji Hammed 42, of five counts of alleged conspiracy, murder, armed robbery, unlawful possession and accessory after the fact.

The accused persons were said to have conspired to kill a trader, Akintoye Oyeyemi, and remove his heart for ritual purposes in a cashew plantation, believing that he had N10m with him.

After killing their victim, the suspects were said to have found only N100,000 on him.

The prosecutor, Sunday Ogunremi, told the court that by their acts, the accused persons committed felony to wit murder. He also told the court that they did unlawfully had one cut to size gun with two life cartridges in their possession, adding that they also intentionally concealed vital information. Ogunremi said that the offences contravened sections 324, 319, 1(2)(a) and (b), 3(1) and 322(9) Criminal Code Cap 38, Vol. II, Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria 2000.

Counsel to the third accused person, Mr Segun Popoola, pleaded for his bail but the presiding Chief Magistrate, Mrs Abiola Richard, denied the request, saying the offence committed was punishable with life in jail. He also adjourned the case until May 8, 2017, while ordering the accused persons to be remanded in Agodi prison, Ibadan.

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )

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