An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan sentenced a 30-year-old man, Muyiwa Olaniyan, to six months imprisonment for being in possession of human parts.
The police charged Olaniyan, of Odo-Igbo area, Alariya, Eruwa, with indecent interference with a human corpse and unlawful possession of a human head.
The defendant, however, pleaded guilty to the charge.
Magistrate T. G. Daudu, in her judgement, sentenced Olaniyan to six months for interference with a human corpse and another six months for possession of a human head with hard labour at the Agodi Correctional Facility, Ibadan.
She said the sentence will run concurrently, meaning the convict will spend six months in prison.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Folake Ewe, told the court that the convict, on Sept. 3, at about 3:10 a.m., at the Cemetery area, Eruwa/Igboora Road, Eruwa, indecently interfered with a human corpse.
Ewe said the convict dug out the corpse from the grave and removed a skull and two limbs.
The convict, the police, said, committed the offence along with his wife, Modina, a nursing mother who is on the run.
The convict, the police said, was caught by members of the hunters and forest guards teams.
Ewe said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 242 (1) (b) and 329A of the Criminal Code Laws of Oyo State 2000.