10th October, 2013
The Ekiti Police Command on Wednesday arraigned six teenagers in an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court for belonging to a secret cult.
The Police Prosecutor, Corporal Olasunkanmi Bamikole, said that the accused were Awotile Yemi, 18, Ogundana Adesina, 18, Jamiu Seun, 18, Ogunleye Olumide, 18, Daramola Damilola, 19, and Omolayo Sunday, 18.
He told the court that the accused were apprehended on 30 September at Agbanka Farm, Ilasa-Ekiti, Ikole Local Government Area.
Bamikole said that the accused presented and conducted themselves as members of a proscribed society.
He said that their offence contravened Section 64 of the Criminal Code, Cap C 16, Laws of Ekiti State. 2012.
However, their counsel, Mr Taju Ahmed, urged the court to grant bail to his clients, pledging that they would not jump bail.
The Magistrate, Patricia Taiwo, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N20,000, with two sureties each in like sum.
She ruled that the sureties must be their parents and later adjourned the case till 20 November for further hearing.