Olayinka Adesoji, a 58-year-old traditional bone setter, stood before a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Iyaganku, Ibadan, on Thursday for allegedly burying the body of his patient.
Adesoji, who lives in Agbongbon, Iyana Olunloyo, Ibadan, was charged with one count of man handling a body by the police.
According to the Prosecution Counsel, Insp Opeyemi Olagunju, Adesoji buried one Bunmi (surname unknown) in his apartment on June 19, around 3 p.m. at Iyana Olunloyo, Agbongbon, Ibadan.
“On May 30, at 4 p.m., one Bunmi was allegedly taken to the residence of one Adesoji, a traditional bone setter, for treatment of a fractured hand,” Olagunju added.
“After paying the money, Adesoji charged N30,000 for the service, and the patient was left in his house.
Bunmi was said to have passed out on June 18 and died in the early hours of June 19.
He went on to say, “The defendant then proceeded to bury the late Bunmi’s body in the room he was occupying.”
Mr Olaide Hamzat, the Chief Magistrate, granted him bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in the same amount.
The case was deferred to Nov. 8 by Magistrate Hamzat.