Lagos - An Ikeja Chief Magistrate’s Court on Friday granted bail in the sum of N500,000 to a prophet, who allegedly chained his stepson and buried four corpses in his residence.
Chief Magistrate Taiwo Akanni also ordered the Prophet, Emmanuel Adeyemi, to provide two sureties as part of the bail condition.
Akanni said that the sureties should show evidence of tax payment to Lagos State Government.
The accused, who resides at No. 16, Aderinola Olamiju Close, Unity Estate, Ojodu, a Lagos suburb, is facing a two-count charge of deprivation of liberty and unlawful burial.
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The prosecutor, Sergeant Rafael Donny, had told the court that the accused committed the offences at his residence in July, 2016 and August, 2016.
Donny said that the accused was arrested following a tipoff from his neighbours that he chained his 16-year-old stepson for a month.
“During investigation, it was discovered that the accused buried four corpses in his residence without the permission of the Local Government,” he said.
The offences contravened Sections 162 (1) and 270 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Akanni adjourned the case till October 10, for mention.