Six Students Face Court in Ekiti for Alleged Secret Cult Membership

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The Ekiti State Police Command arraigned six teenagers in an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court for alleged secret cult membership.

magistrate-court-300x223The six suspects were identified as Awotile Yemi (18), Ogundana Adesina (18), Jamiu Seun (18), Ogunleye Olumide (18), Daramola Damilola (19), and Omolayo Sunday (18).

Cpl. Olasunkanmi Bamikole, the Police prosecutor, the court that the accused were apprehended at Agbanka Farm, Ilasa-Ekiti, Ikole Local Government Area of the state, on September 30.

Cpl. Bamikole said the young men presented and conducted themselves as members of a proscribed society.

He said their offence contravened Section 64 of the Criminal Code, Cap C 16, Laws of Ekiti State. 2012.

Mr. Taju Ahmed, the counsel for the suspects, urged the court to grant bail to his clients, pledging that they would not jump bail.

The Magistrate, Patricia Taiwo, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N20, 000, with two sureties each in like sum, stating that the sureties must be their parents.

The case has been adjourned to November 20 for further hearing.


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