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12 minors arraigned for allegedly brandishing weapons for cult activities



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12 students of a Junior Secondary School in Mushin, were dragged to court on Thursday in Lagos for engaging in cult activities.
Appearing before an Ikeja Chief Magistrate’s Court, the minors led by a 15-year-old student and 11 others were arrested and charged by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, (SARS) Ikeja, for alleged cultism.
The other students are aged between 16 and 17 years old. They are facing a three-count charge before Magistrate B. O. Osunsanmi for conspiracy, membership of gangsters confraternity, and an unlawful society.
National Daily learnt that the students allegedly committed the offence on September 15, about 12:30p.m.
It was gathered that a member of the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps, (LSNC), Mushin, was said to have seen the suspects displaying knives and two cutlasses on their way to attack some students of Igbo-Owu Secondary School, Mushin and swiftly reported them to the Police.
The Prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent of Police Simeon Imohnwa told the court that the suspects have confessed that they belonged to Gangsters Confraternity.
Explaining further, the prosecutor said the offences are punishable under Sections, 42, 51 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The students, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge. The defendants’ counsel, Mr. C. C. Igwe, urged the court to grant them bail in liberal terms, on the he ground that they  were all minors.
Based on that, the Chief Magistrate Osunsanmi concurred and granted bail each for N200,000 with two sureties in like sum and one of the sureties must be a blood relation and be gainfully employed.
The Magistrate Osunsanmi, therefore, adjourned the case till October 25 for trial but ordered the minors to be remanded until they fulfil their bail conditions.