Man in court over occult activities

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LAGOS — A 33-year-old man, Bode Oluewu, Wednesday, appeared before a Shomolu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, over alleged unlawfully possession of live ammunition and engaging in occult activities.

Oluewu is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, illegal possession of ammunition and breach of the public peace.

The prosecutor, ASP Akinlabi Adegoke, submitted that the accused, who resides at 9, Bolowosere St., Bariga, Lagos, committed the offence on November 30.

Adegoke told the court that the accused and others at large carried out occult activities in Bariga and intimidated the community members.

He said the police arrested Oluewu following a tip-off.

“The accused was on November 30 reportedly seen publicly engaging in unlawful occult activities,” the prosecutor said.

Adegoke said that an investigation revealed that the accused also had in his possession 15 live AK-47 cartridges.

According to the prosecutor, the offences contravene Sections 42, 328 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.

The Magistrate, Mrs Bola Osunsanmi, granted him bail in the sum of N300, 000 with two sureties in like sum, and adjourned the case to January 22, 2014 for mention.

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