Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: Four Varsity Students Docked for Cultism

Abeokuta — No fewer than four university students in Ogun State were, Wednesday, arraigned before an Abeokuta Magistrates' Court for allegedly belonging to a secret cult, known as "Alora Buccaneer" and forceful initiation of new students into the cult.

The accused persons, Damilola Animashaun (20), Olakunle Kelani (20), Oluwatobi Anifowose (18) and Kazeem Amusa (18) who were arraigned on a four-count charge of conspiracy, felony, unlawful administering of oath and threat to life, were not represented by any counsel.

They all, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.

According to the Police Prosecutor, Insp. Sunday Eigbejiale, the alleged offences were committed on January 14, at about 12.30 a.m. at Osiele in Abeokuta.

The Magistrate, Mr Martins Akinyemi, however, granted the accused persons bail in the sum of N160,000 with two sureties in like sum.

He adjourned the case to March 4 for further hearing.

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