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55-yr-old prophet nabbed with human skull arraigned in court

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Prophet Alimi Isaiah, 55, who was arrested weeks ago for being in possession of a human skull and other fetish items was on Tuesday dragged before an Iyaganku magistrate’s court in Ibadan.

According to the prosecutor, Mr. Sunday Ogunremi, with charge sheet number, Mi/1731c/2017, the accused who was arraigned on a one count charge of unlawfully having a human skull in his possession, on May 5, at about 9:10p.m. at Sango Road, Ibadan Magisterial District did unlawfully have the item in his possession.

“The offence contravened Section 329(A) of the Criminal Code, Cap 38, Vol. II, Law of Oyo State of Nigeria, 2000,” the prosecutor said.

In his confessional statement, Alimi who revealed that he is a prophet of a white garment church said he had not completed his apprenticeship before he became a pastor.

“I use the horn (found in his possession) to control people that come to me for prayer so I can collect huge amounts of money from them.

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“I got the human skull from a particular area of Lagos, when they brought a bulldozer to a street. I took it from there for personal use because I knew it would be useful.

“I was arrested on my way to Ibadan from Lagos at the stop-and-search checkpoint. I was in a public transportation vehicle when police stopped our vehicle and started searching our bags, before I was caught.”

Before adjourning the case for further hearing to June 28, Chief Magistrate Abiola Richard, in her ruling, granted the accused bail in the sum of N75,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The Chief Magistrate said one of the sureties must be a Level 8 civil service officer and the second surety must be his blood relation with national identity card.

 

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