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Metro Ogun: 3 Men Docked Over Membership of Secret Society


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Three men, Adegbite Sadia (20), Shaeed Bakare (22), and Akinlabi Farouq (29), were on Monday brought before an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun over alleged membership of a secret cult, known as “ Aiye Confraternity’’.

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The accused, of unknown addresses, are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and belonging to an unlawful society.

The Prosecutor, Cpl. Abdulkareem Mustapha, told the court that the accused and others still at large, committed the offences on Oct. 7, at about 11.20 p.m., at Atan-Ota.

Mustapha said that the accused and their accomplices are members of an unlawful society called “Aiye Confraternity’’.

The offences contravened Sections 249,234 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge preferred against them.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Funke Odubanjo, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N500, 000 each, with two sureties each in like sum.

Odubanjo said that the sureties must be resident within the court’s jurisdiction and should be gainfully employed.

She ordered that the sureties should swear to an affidavit of means and submit four recent passport photographs to the court.

The magistrate also said that the sureties should produce evidence of tax payment to the Ogun Government and their addresses should be verified by the police.

Odubanjo adjourned the case till Dec. 14, for hearing.