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Six suspected secret cult members were on Friday brought before an Ota Chief Magistrates’ Court
in Ogun State.
The accused are Olanilekan Abbas, 22; Rasheed Nurudeen, 18; Rafiu Sholola, 37; Fatai Abiodun, 30; Lateef Abiodun, 30; and
Atiba Olarigbigbe, 30.
They are facing trial on a two-count charge of membership of unlawful society and conspiracy to which they pleaded not guilty.
The accused and others still at large were alleged to have committed the offences on Dec. 26 at 11.30 p.m. in Owode-Ijako
area of Ota.
Police Prosecutor Abdulkareem Mustapha told the court that the accused and others belong to a society identified as
The offences contravened Sections 3, 5 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.
Chief Magistrate Mathew Akinyemi, in his ruling, granted each of the accused bail of N300, 000 with two sureties in
Akinyemi said the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and be gainfully employed.
In addition, the sureties should show evidence of tax payment to Ogun Government as part of the bail conditions.
The hearing has been fixed for Feb. 11.