Seven suspected cultists arraigned in Ota

Seven suspected cultists arraigned in Ota: Seven suspected cult members were on Monday arraigned in an Ota Chief Magistrates’ Court, Ogun State. The suspects are; Olaogun Azeez, 18, Tijani Azeez, 22, Jelili Adeniyi, 20, Sulaiman Owolabi, 24, Murainan Shakiru, 25, Tunde Olanisa, 22, and Abinuwaye Abraham, 25.




The prosecutor, Sergeant Abdulkareem Mustapha, said the seven were arraigned on two counts of being members of unlawful society and causing a breach of the peace. Mustapha told the court that the accused and others still at large, committed the offences on September 28, at 12pm at Aniserere area, Ota. He alleged that the accused and their accomplices belonged to Aiye Confraternity.


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According to Mustapha, they conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of the 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 State, 2006.


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The News Agency of Nigeria, however, reports that the accused pleaded not guilty to the charges. Chief Magistrate Matthew Akinyemi granted bail to the suspects. He, thereafter, adjourned the case to December 12, for hearing.

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