A 50-year-old man, Emmanuel Adeyemi on Friday was granted bail in the sum of N500, 000 for allegedly chaining his step-son and burying four corpses in his residence.
He was arraigned in Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court before the Chief Magistrate, Taiwo Akanni.
The magistrate, in her ruling granted him bail with two sureties in like sum.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.
Adeyemi who resides at No 16, Aderinola Olamiju Close, Unity Estate, Ojodu, Lagos was charged 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.
He said the accused was arrested following information that he chained a 16-year-old step-son 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 case was adjourned till October 10 for mention.