Thursday, September 8, 2016

4 UNILAG Students Arraigned For Cultism

Four students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, have been remanded in prison for cultism by a Lagos court, The Nation reports.

The four undergraduates were arraigned by police, for allegedly being members of a secret cult known as Aloral Bucania.

The suspects Raheem Yusuf, 21, Adedoyin Adeyemi Abraham, 24, Olanrewaju Idowu, 36, and Safraini Oluyemi Peters, 24, were arrested by the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti, Yaba, of the Lagos State Police Command.

According to the police the suspects had on August 4, around 9:30am, in Room 318, Biobaku Hall of the institution, conspired among themselves to commit an offence likely to cause a breach of public peace.

They were arraigned before Chief Magistrate Oluwayemisi Adelaja on a two-count charge, with Charge No: D/45/2016 bordering on conspiracy to cause a breach of public peace and belonging to an unlawful and secret society, known as Aloral Bucania.

The prosecutor, Adebayo Oladele, told the court that the offences were contrary to and punishable under Sections 409 and 42(a)(b) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011.

The defendants pleaded not guilty and were granted a N200,000 bail by the Magistrate with two sureties each in the like sum.

The sureties must show evidence of three years’ tax payment to the Lagos State government, affidavit of livelihood and be residents of the state.

Magistrate Adelaja also remanded the defendants in prison custody pending the perfection of their bail conditions. She adjourned the case till September 26 for trial.

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