Thursday, 8 September 2016

Four UNILAG students sent to prison over cult activities

Four undergraduates of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, identified as Raheem Yusuf, 21, Adedoyin Adeyemi Abraham, 24, Olanrewaju Idowu, 36, and Safraini Oluyemi Peters, 24, have been sent to jail by a magistrate court for their alleged involvement in cult activities within the school premises.

The Lagos state police command had arrested the students for allegedly being members of a secret cult known as Aloral Bucania.

The police during the arraignment of the students yesterday, informed the court that on August 4th at about 9am in Room 318, Biobaku Hall of the institution, the suspects had planned to carry out some cult activities that was likely to cause a breach of public peace.

Acting on a tipoff, the students were arrested and arraigned on a two count charge bordering on conspiracy to cause a breach of public peace and belonging to an unlawful and secret society.

They were docked before Chief Magistrate Oluwayemisi Adelaja on Charge No: D/45/2016. When the charges were read to them, they all pleaded not guilty. The Chief Magistrate, Oluwayemisi Adelaja granted the defendants N200, 000 bail with two sureties each in the like sum.

She ruled that the sureties must show evidence of three years’ tax payment to the Lagos State government, affidavit of livelihood and be residents of the state. She ordered that the students be remanded in prison custody until their bail conditions have been met.

She adjourned the case till September 26th for trial.
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