An Akure Magistrate Court has docked a 45-year-old herbalist identified as Idris Sule Shaye for being in possession of burnt fresh human head.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the suspect reportedly committed the offence on February 24, 2020 at Isua Akoko area.

During the court proceeding, police prosecutor, Sulaiman Abdullateef told the court that Shaye intended to use the burnt head for charm.

Abdullateef said the offence were punishable under sectioms 516 and 329 of the Criminal Code, Cap 37, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.

He prayed the court for a short adjournment to enable him study the case file.

While delivering his judgement, Presiding Magistrate A.A T Oyedele ordered that Shaye be remanded in police custody pending when investigation is completed.

Oyedele ordered the police to report with exhibits on the next adjourned date.

She adjourned sitting to March 24, 2020.