The police in Ekiti State on Wednesday arraigned six men before an Ado Ekiti Magistrate’s Court over their membership of an unlawful society.
The police prosecutor, Sergeant Olubu Apata, said the six men – Raimi Mustapha (22), Olamilekan Sodiq (21), Rasaq Taofeek (21), Boje Oluwasola (21), Usman Hakeem (30), and Adewale Obateru (20) – are facing one count cultism each.
Apata told the court that the six defendants allegedly proclaimed to be members of an unlawful society, adding that “they committed the offence on August 30, 2020, about 7 am in Ado-Ekiti.
“The offence contravened Section 64 (a) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012,” he added.
The defendants pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to them.
Counsel for the fifth defendant, Mr Olatunde Olayemi; and those to the first, second, third, fourth and sixth defendants, Mr Busuyi Ayorinde, Mr Timi Omotosho and Mr Gboyega Abiola, urged the court to grant the defendants bail.
The magistrate, Mrs Taiwo Ajibade, granted them bail in the sum of N100,000, with one surety each in like sum.
Ajibade adjourned the case until September 21, 2020.