Lagos: 20-Year-Old Arraigned For ‘Belonging In Secret Cult’

Lagos: 20-Year-Old Arraigned For ‘Belonging In Secret Cult’

By News Agency of Nigeria on July 10, 2018
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A 20-year-old man, Akinwale Bayo, was on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 arraigned in an Ota Magistrates’ Court, Ogun, for allegedly belonging to a secret cult.

Bayo, who lives at No. 8 Tolani St. Ota, is standing trial on a three -count charge bordering on conspiracy, breach of peace and membership of unlawful society, to which he pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Abdulkareem Mustapha, had told the court that the accused and others still at large, committed the offences on June 24, at about 2.30 a. m. at Sea Never Dry Hotel, Iju, Ota.

He alleged that the accused and his accomplices, members of “Aiye Confraternity” launched an attack with dangerous weapon like axe on one Olabode Abiola.

The prosecutor also accused the defendant of causing breach of peace.

The offences contravened the provisions of Sections 5, 80, 88 (1) and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.

Chief Magistrate Matthew Akinyemi, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N300,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the matter until Aug. 2 for hearing.


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