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Two in court over cultism

Two in court over cultism

Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
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Police in Ekiti state has  arraigned two persons before a Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti, the  state capital, over alleged cultism and other related offenses.

The suspects whose names were  given as Dauda Wasiu, 26, and Olaiya Babatunde, 25 were recently arrested by the police in Ado Ekiti and were subsequently arraigned in the court over two charges of cultism and breach of peace in the society.

The accused persons , according to the police were said to be strong members of Eye and Aye confraternity.

The  police prosecutor, Insp. Oriyomi Akinwale, told the court that the accused persons  committed the offences   on June 15 at Okesa area of the community.

He said during the preliminary investigation, the accused  confessed that they were members of Eye and Aye confraternity secret cults.

He said the offence contravened section 4 (i) of the Secret Cult Abolition Law of Ekiti state of 2017.

The prosecutor asked the court for a short adjournment,  enable him duplicate the case file and forward it to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.

The pleas of the defendants were not taken.

The Magistrate, Mrs Modupe Afeniforo,  after listening to the submission of the police ordered that the defendants should be returned to the police custody pending the outcome of the legal advice.

She adjourned the case till  June 24 for further hearing.

Owena Press Limited (Publisher of The Hope Newspaper), Akure

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