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Suspected Cultist Remanded For Allegedly Hacking Men To Death.

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A 28-year-old man, Elijah Ogunlaja, was on Friday docked at an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on murder charges and for allegedly belonging to a secret cult.

Ogunlaja, of 4, Ibadan Sttreet, Oworoshoki, a suburb of Lagos, appeared on an eight-count charge bordering on conspiracy, murder, unlawful display of fire arms in the public, belonging and managing an unlawful society.

The prosecutor, ASP Clara Olagbayi, told the court that the accused committed the offences at different times between November and December 2018 at different locations in Oworonshoki.
Olagbayi said the accused killed one Yusuf by stabbing him to death.

She said he had also hacked one Seun Balogun and one Aro with a cutlass on their heads and cutting open their stomachs.

The prosecutor also said the accused was also alleged to belong to the Aiye confraternity.

He was also said to have been seen displaying firearms and ammunition in the public and posing as a threat to the public.

The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 41, 51, 168, 223, 330 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The magistrate, A.O.Salawu, remanded the accused at the Ikoyi Prison pending the outcome of the legal advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions.

Salawu then adjourned the case until February 12.
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