Four men on Wednesday appeared in a Magistrates’ Court in Ota, Ogun State over alleged cultism and breach of peace.
The police charged Akeem Ishola, 29, Afeez Lawal,31, Mutiu Tijani,20, and Oluwole Emmanuel,22 whose addresses were not provided with two counts of conspiracy and membership of an unlawful society.
The prosecution counsel, Insp. Abdulkareem Mustapha told the court that the defendants and others at large committed the offence on May 12 at about 7.35 p.m. at the Oando Gasline, Ijoko in Ota.
Mustapha alleged that the defendants and their accomplices belonged to a secret cult called, “Eiye Confraternity”.
He alleged that the defendants conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace by creating fear in the minds of the public.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 63 and 516, of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.
The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Senior Magistrate S.O. Banwo admitted the defendants t bail in the sum of N150, 000 beach with two sureties each in like sum.
Banwo ordered that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and should be gainfully employed with an evidence of tax payment to Ogun government.
The magistrate adjourned the case until June 22 for trial.
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