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2 secondary school leavers docked over secret cult membership

Two secondary school leavers – Abdul Babalola, and Isaiha Jacob – have appeared before Magistrate Bola Olagbegi-Adelabu sitting at Ikorodu, Lagos State, for allegedly belonging to an unlawful society.

Babalola, 22, and Jacob, 24, are facing a two-count charge of unlawful assembly and belonging to a secret cult.

The prosecutor, Cpl. Mary Ajiteru, told the court that the accused committed the offences on May 24 at 5.00 p.m. at Benson area of Ikorodu.

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“The accused assembled with other still at large who belong to an unlawful society.

“They were engaging in activities of cult organisations such as Aiye and Buccania.

“Investigation shows that Babalola was the representative of the Aiye Confraternity while Jacob was of the Buccania in that unholy assembly.’’

The offences contravened Sections 40(1), (2), (a),(b), (e), (f), (g) and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.

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The accused pleaded not guilty.

Olagbegi-Adelabu granted each of the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two responsible sureties each.

He adjourned the case to July 14 for trial.

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