Poly Student Charged With Cultism

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A Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTEC) student, Kehinde Adewole was on Monday arraigned at an Ebute Meta Magistrate’s Court for alleged involvement in cultism.

The 23-year-old accused, a National Diploma II student of Banking and Finance is facing a two-count charge of felony and belonging to an unlawful secret society.

The Prosecutor, Insp Lucky Ojogo told the court that the accused was arrested in May 2011, at Alakuko area of Lagos while holding a secret cult meeting with others at large.

Ojogo alleged that the accused was in a meeting of the Eiye Confraternity.

The prosecutor said the offence was contrary to Section 62 and punishable under Section 64 of the Criminal Code, Cap. C17, Vol II, Laws of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2004.

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The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Senior Magistrate A. O. Olatunji granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties.

Olatunji ordered that the sureties pay N50,000 each aside the bail bond.

He adjourned the case till July 22 for further hearing.