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Court remands man,for alleged murder, membership of secret cult

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An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday, ordered the remand of an accused person, Omoyeni Ibukun, 29, at the correctional centre in Ado-Ekiti for alleged murder and membership of a secret cult.

The defendant, whose address was not provided, is facing a two-count charge of murder and cultism.

The prosecutor, Insp. Caleb Leramo, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on April 18 in Ikere-Ekiti.

Leramo alleged that the defendant, during a cult clash, murdered Omolade Olasunkanmi, Samuel Oluwatimelehin and four others.

He also alleged that the defendant was found to be a member of Supreme Eiye confraternity.

According to him, the offences contravened Section 319 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012 and Section 4 (i) of Secret Cult Abolition Law 2017.

The prosecutor urged the court to remand the defendant in a correctional centre, pending legal advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

The plea of the defendant was, however, not taken.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Titilayo Ola-Olorun, ordered the remand of the defendant in the correctional centre, pending the issuance of legal advice.

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She adjourned the case until Sept. 1 for mention.

In the meantime,  Central Area Magistrates’ Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama, Jos in Plateau on Wednesday sentenced a teenager, Salisu Musa to one month imprisonment for possession of hard drugs.

A panel of two magistrates, Ghazali Adam and Hyacinth Dolnaan,  sentenced the Musa, 18, after he pleaded guilty to a two count- charge of attempted jail break and possession of hard drugs.

The two magistrates in their ruling said the judgment would serve as a deterrent to those who would want to indulge in such criminal act.

Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Insp. Ibrahim Gokwat,  told the court that the case was reported at the ‘C’ Police Station on July 20 by police officers attached to ‘C ‘ Division.

The prosecutor said that Nama was arrested along Bauchi Road with wraps of dried weeds, suspected to be Indian hemp.

“While in custody, the Nama attempted prison break by using sharp objects to break the wall, “the prosecutor said.

According to him, the offences contravened the provisions of Section 383 and 57 of the Plateau State Penal Code.

 

 

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