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Ten Suspected Cultists Arraigned In Ota Magistrate Court.

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Ten persons suspected to be members of a secret cult have been arraigned before an Ota Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ogun state.

The suspects include; Muyideen Ijiade, 29; Olueaseyi Oluwole, 23; Jamiu Saka, 20; Ajayi Iyayi, 21; Ismaila Ibrahim, 23; Olayinka Muyideen, 17; and Olalekan Mudasiru, 20.

Others are Toheeb Yunusa, 18; Jimon Azeez, 17; and Toheeb Adelowo, 19.

The accused are facing a three-count charge of membership of an unlawful society, conspiracy and breach of peace.

According to the Police Prosecutor, Abdulkareem Mustapha, the accused committed the offences on Nov. 24 at about 9.55p.m. at Ijamido Town Hall, Arigbabu Area, Ota.

Mustapha told the court that the accused all belong to Aiye Confraternity.

He said the accused, who also assembled at Ijamido area, conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace by violently attacking themselves with dangerous weapons such as locally made gun and cutlass.

The offences, he said, contravened Sections 80, 39 (9) and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Chief Magistrate Mathew Akinyemi, in his ruling, granted each of the accused N200, 000 bail with two sureties each in like sum.

Akinyemi said the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and be gainfully employed with evidence of tax payment to Ogun government.

He adjourned the case till Jan. 3, 2019.

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