A 50-year-old man, Emmanuel Adeyemi has been arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly chaining his stepson for one month and burying four corpses in his residence.
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, Rafael Donny, told the court that the offences were committed at the accused residence between July and August, 2016 and unspecified dates.
Mr. Donny said the accused was arrested following information that he chained his 16-year-old stepson in his residence. The victim was chained for a month, the prosecutor said.
“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 offences contravened sections 162(1) and 270 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.
The Chief Magistrate, Taiwo Akanni, admitted the man to bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
She adjourned the case till October 10 for mention.