Semiu Oyewo, 38, was remanded in custody by an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun on Thursday for allegedly possessing a human skull.
Mr Olusola Aluko, the Magistrate who denied the defendant’s oral bail application, instructed the Defense Counsel, Mr Leke Dada, to submit a written application for consideration.
The defendant was detained in the Ile-Ife Correctional Service pending the hearing on his bail application, according to Aluko.
He set a date for the case to be heard on July 29.
A two-count accusation of possession of a human skull and indecent interference with a deceased human corpse has been filed against the defendant, whose address was not supplied.
He, on the other hand, has entered a not guilty plea to the case.
The prosecutor, ASP Joseph Adebayo, told the court that the defendant committed the crime on July 7 at 8 a.m. on Ife/Ibadan Road in Ile-Ife.
According to Adebayo, the defendant had an illegal human skull in his hands, which he intended to use for money rituals.
He claimed that the defendant messed with a deceased human body illegally. The offence, according to Adebayo, violated Sections 242(1)(b) and 329 A of the Criminal Law of Osun, 2002.