7 Suspected Cultists Docked in Ogun

Seven suspected secret cult members were on Monday arraigned in an Ota Chief Magistrates’ Court.

The accused men are: Olaogun Azeez, 18, Tijani Azeez, 22, Jelili Adeniyi, 20, Sulaiman Owolabi, 24, Murainan Shakiru, 25, Tunde Olanisa, 22, and Abinuwaye Abraham, 25.

According to the prosecutor, Sgt. Abdulkareem Mustapha, the seven were arraigned on a two-count charge of being members of unlawful society, Aiye Confraternity, and causing breach of peace in the community.

Mustapha told the court that the accused and others still at large, committed the offences on Sept. 28, at about 12.00p.m. at Aniserere area, Ota.

He further alleged that they conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause breach of peace by threatening the community with dangerous weapons such as knives, axes and cutlasses.

The offences, he said, contravened Sections 3, 249 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006. They accused pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Chief Magistrate Matthew Akinyemi granted each of the accused bail of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum, before adjourning the case till Dec. 12, for hearing.

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