Ibadan Central Hospital nurses, guards arraigned over cutting of dead woman’s flesh

The police on Friday arraigned two nurses and two security personnel working with Ibadan Central Hospital for allegedly cutting off flesh from a corpse in their hospital.

They were charged with two counts of “having no regards for the corpse and offering indignity to corpse” before an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court, sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State.

The nurses are Muibat Olatunji, 27, and Oluwafunmilayo Omeh, 22, while the guards are Bamidele Bamiro, 32, and Godwin Omomoh, 22.

Defence counsel, George Olaniyi, who appeared for the first and second defendants, asked for their bail in liberal term.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Chief Magistrate Emmanuel Idowu granted the defendants bail in the sum of N200,000 each with two sureties in like sum.

Idowu, thereafter, adjourned the matter till December 19 for mention.

The prosecution counsel, Insp Iyabo Oladoyin, told the court that the defendants and others, now at large, allegedly conspired together to commit the offence.

“The defendants, on October 30 without lawful justification, allegedly offered indignity to the corpse of one Rachael Boluade who died in their hospital by cutting off flesh from her forehead and right hand,” she said.

Oladoyin said the alleged offence contravened section 242 and 517 of the Criminal Code Laws of Oyo State 2000.