9 September 2016
An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court has admitted a 50-year-old prophet, Emmanuel Adeyemi, to bail in the sum of N500, 000 for allegedly chaining his step-son and burying four corpses in his residence.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Taiwo Akanni, who slammed the bail on Friday, ordered the accused to produce two sureties in like sum.
She adjourned the case till October 10 for mention.
Adeyemi who lives at No 16,Aderinola Olamiju Close, Unity Estate, Ojodu, a suburb of Lagos, was arraigned for deprivation of liberty and unlawful burial in his residence.
The Prosecutor, Police Sergeant Rafael Donny, told the court that the offences were committed at the accused residence between July and August, 2016 and at unspecified dates.
Donny said that the accused was arrested following information that he chained his 16-year-old step-son in his residence for a month.
“On investigation, it was also discovered that the accused buried four different corpses in his residence without the permission of the local government,’’ he said.
The accused pleaded not guilty.