7 Suspected Cultists Arraigned In Lagos
Seven suspected members of a secret society, Eiye Confraternity have been arraigned before a Lagos Chief Magistrate’s Court, Ebute-Metta, by men of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti-Yaba, on charges bordering on conspiracy, managing an unlawful society, conspiracy to commit murder and murder.
The suspected Cultists arraigned before Chief Magistrate A. O. Ajibade court are: Adewale Kazeem, 23, Olajide Zannu, 21, Sanni Rilwan, 28, Adebisi Adekunle, 35, Tunde Adekanbi, 32, Ogunnade Femi, 28 and Olufemi Babatunde, 30.
While all the suspected cultists were slammed with the charges of conspiracy and managing the said secret society.the trio of Adewale Kazeem, Olajide Zannu and Sanni Rilwan, were slammed with extra charges of conspiracy to commit murder and murder.
The three defendants were alleged to have conspired together and killed a 27-year Ajelero Busari Idowu, with a gun.
The offences according to the prosecutor, Inspector Adebayo Oladele are contrary to and punishable under sections 411, 41, 233 and 222/Cap. C17, Criminal Laws of Lagos state of Nigeria, 2015.
The prosecutor, Inspector Oladele, after the charge had been read to the suspected cultists, informed the court of a remand application against those charged with attempted murder and murder.
Inspector Oladele told the court that the application was pursuant to section 264(1)(2) of Administration of Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015, which seek the remand of the three suspected cultists pending an advice from the office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).
Ruling on the application, the presiding magistrate, Mrs. Ajibade, conceded to the police request and ordered the remand of Adewale Kazeem, Olajide Zannu and Sanni Rilwan, in prison custody, pending an advice from the DPP.
The Chief Magistrate, however admitted bail to the other members of the group in the sum of N200, 000, with two sureties in the same sum.
The sureties according the Magistrate must show evidence of three years tax payment to the Lagos state government, means of livelihood and have their home addresses verified by the prosecutor.
The matter has been adjourned till October 17, for mention.