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6 men face cultism charge in Ekiti

Six middle-aged men were, yesterday, brought before an Ado-Ekiti chief magistrate’s court over alleged membership of a secret cult.

They were, however, released on N1.2 million bail.

The accused are Adewale Akosile, 30; Jimoh Lukman, 25; Amusa Jamiu, 25; and Timothy Thomas, 23.

Others are Sefun Akinola, 26, and Ojo Akinola, 20.

He adjourned the case till October 27 for further hearing.

Police prosecutor, Caleb Leranmo, told the court that the accused committed the offence at 10a.m. in Omuo Ekiti.

According to him, the men paraded themselves openly as members of Ashanti Secret Society, a platform they used in terrorising the community.

The offence contravened Section 4(1) of the Secret Cult (Abolition and Prohibition) Laws of Ekiti State 2006.

They all pleaded not guilty to the charge and their lawyer, Mr Timilehin Omotosho, urged the court to grant them bail with a promise that they would not jump bail.

 


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