An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded in prison custody a herbalist, Busari Abdulwasiu, for unlawful possession of human parts.
Magistrate Mohammed Lawal ordered that the accused be remanded at Mondala Prison, Ilorin and adjourned the case until June 19 for a mention.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Toyin Olasupo, told the court that the accused was apprehended on April 23 by residents of Ita-Kudimo area of Ilorin.
According to the prosecutor, the police saved the accused from being lynched by an angry mob.
He said that on interrogation, the accused could not give a satisfactory account of how he came about the human head and body parts.
The prosecutor said that police investigation revealed that Abdulwasiu was an herbalist using the human parts for rituals.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge of unlawful possession of human part.