By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
The founder of Tinuola Clinic and Maternity Hospital, Osogbo, Mr. Ponle Adesoji who claimed to be a doctor and his friend, Nurudeen Ganiyu have been arraigned at a Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state over the missing organs of the remains of one old woman, Afusat Sakari.
The 49-year-old Adesoji and Ganiyu, aged 52 were said to have conspired and cut part of the lip, nose, hair armpit hair of the deceased.
The deceased was said to have been rushed to the hospital located at Owode-
Oluode area of Osogbo on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 around 7:00pm by one of her grandchildren for the treatment of her ailment.
It was gathered that late Sakari’s family members had stormed the hospital to
claim the corpse when they discovered that part of the deceased’s lip, nose and hair have had been chopped off.
Our correspondent learnt that the family members had queried the nurses on duty on the missing parts but one of the nurses claimed it was rat that fed on the organs.
But the Police prosecutor, Mireti Wilson, an Assistant Supritendent of Police, had informed the court on Friday that the duo accused persons committed the act at about 10pm in the hospital adding that the head and armpit hair of the deceased was shaved.
The prosecutor also said that Adesoji on or before 6th of April, 2016, with intent to defraud, paraded himself as a doctor and operate a hospital without license.
The charge sheet reads in part: “That you Ponle Desoji and Nurudeen Ganiyu on the 6th of April, 2016 at about 10pm at Tinuola Clinic and maternity hospital, Osogbo did conspire together and improperly or indecently interfered with the body of one Afusat Sakari by cutting part of her lip, part of her nose, armpit hair and her hair.”
“That you Ponle Adesoji on or before 6th of April, 2016 at about 10pm at Tinuola Clinic and Maternity hospital did with intent to defraud falsely represent yourself to be a medical doctor and operate a hospital known as Tinuola clinic and maternity hospital Osogbo without a license.”
The police prosecution argued that the two accused persons committed offences contrary to and punishable under Sections 517, 242(1)(b) and 484 of the Criminal code cap 34, Volume II, laws of Osun state of Nigeria, 2003.
The accused persons entered into not guilty pleas and their counsel, Mrs O. Ofoyeju made application for the bail of their clients and assured the court that they would not abuse the bail if granted.
The presiding judge, Magistrate Olusola Aluko granted the accused persons bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties each in the like sum. He said that the sureties are to produce tax clearance certificate.
Magistrate Aluko added that one of the two sureties must be a civil servant at least, grade level 4 while the other must be to be a responsible member of the public.
He ordered the Investigating Police Officer in the case to verify the addresses of the sureties and adjourned the matter to 17th May, 2016 for mention.
Meanwhile, the second accused person, Ganiyu could not meet his bail conditions and was taken to Ilesa prison custody by the police.