Shocking News: Tenants allegedly exhume landlord’s corpse in attempt to sell house
On Monday, Four persons appeared before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly exhumed the corpse of their landlord before selling his property,
The three accused are Silifatu Abisile, 60; Jimoh Abisile, 52; Gbade Bakare, 56; and Isaiah Bakare, 45.
The accused are facing five counts of conspiracy, kidnapping, breach of peace, forgery and false assumption of authority.
The Police Prosecutor, Williams Ologun, told the court that the accused committed the offences on November 1, at Ishola Daniel Street in Oshodi area of Lagos.
Ologun alleged that the accused had conspired to illegally sell the house they were living, which did not belong to them.
He said that a prospective buyer had insisted they relocated the grave that was in front of the house before he would make payments.
“My Lord, they forged an exhumation of corpse permit from Oshodi -Isolo Local Government and dug up the corpse of the house owner, Sumonu Bakare, who was buried in the compound.
“They also kidnapped the son of the deceased; Gbenro Bakare, who is crippled, thinking he was the only surviving child of the deceased,” he said.
Ologun said that the first and second accused were relations of the deceased while the third and fourth accused were longtime tenants on the property.
He said that the third and fourth accused had registered for a change of name to ‘Bakare’, which was not their real names, claiming to be the children of the deceased.
The court adjourned the case until January 10 for trial.