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11 Men Charged For Alleged Cultism

According to a Daily Trust reports, Eleven men were on Friday brought before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly belonging to an unlawful society –`Eiye’  confraternity.

The accused : Wahab Fagbemi, 28; Jimoh Azeez, 25; Dele Ajiboye,23; Olumayowa Seun,18; Dominic Adeh,18;  Ezekiel Alabi, 18;  and Peter Julius, 18.

Others are Bayo Shiwoku, 22; Idowu Yusuf, 27; Oyegbelen Ayuba, 25; and Ibrahim Oladokun, 20.

The accused were arrested in the Command area of Iyana Ipaja, a Lagos suburb, and are facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, belonging to an unlawful society and unlawful possession of dangerous weapons.

The accused committed the offences on Aug. 26 at 11.00 p.m. at Meiran area Lagos, stated the Police Prosecutor, Lucky Ihiehie.

Ihiehie said policemen from the Meiran Police Division arrested the accused after they received a distress call that some cult members were terrorising the area.

He said the accused had gathered for their meeting, but a disagreement ensued among some members which led to violence.

“The accused were arrested with axes and cutlasses.”

Ihiehie said the case was transferred from the Meiran Division to Anti-Cultism Unit, Lagos, on Aug. 27.

The offences contravened Sections 42 (a), 51 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

In her ruling, the Magistrate, Mrs E. Kubeinje, granted the accused a bail of N50, 000 each with one surety each in like sum.

Kubeinje said the sureties should be gainfully employed with an evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

The case was, however adjourned until Oct. 2 for further hearing.
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