Six behind bars in Ekiti for alleged cultism

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    By Idebaneria Cynthia 
    Six men on Tuesday appeared before before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court for alleged involvement in cultism.
    Police Prosecutor Caleb Leranmo told the court that the defendants committed the offence at Omuo-Ekiti in Ekiti East Local Government Area of Ekiti State.
    He gave the names of the defendants as Adewale Akosile, 30, Jimoh Lukman, 25, Amusa Jamiu, 25, Timothy Thomas, 23, Sefun Akinola, 26 and Ojo Akinola, 20.

    Leranmo said that the defendants, on the said date, unlawfully paraded themselves as a member of “Ashanti secret society” which they used to terrorise the community.

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    According to him, the offence contravene Section 4(1) of the Secret Cult (Abolition and Prohibition) Laws of Ekiti State 2006.

    The defendants pleaded not guilty while their counsel, Mr Timilehin Omotoso prayed the court to grant bail to his clients, with a promise that they would not jump bail.

    Chief Magistrate Aderopo Adegboye consequently granted bail to the defendants in the sum of N200, 000 and two sureties in like sum.

    He adjourned the case to October 27 for further hearing.

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