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Friday, 9 September 2016

Four UNILAG Students Arrested, Jailed For Cult Activities

Four undergraduate students of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, identified as Raheem Yusuf, 21, Adedoyin Adeyemi Abraham, 24, Olanrewaju Idowu, 36, and Safraini Oluyemi Peters, 24, we're sent to jail by a magistrate court over alleged involvement in cult activities within the school premises.

The students were arrested by the state police command for allegedly being members of a secret cult known as Aloral Bucania.

During the arraignment of the students yesterday the police informed the court that on August 4th, at about 9am in Room 318, Biobaku Hall of residence in the institution, the suspects had hacked out plans to carry out some cult activities that would have caused the breach of public peace.

Acting on a tip-off, the students were arrested and arraigned on a two count charge bordering on conspiracy to cause a breach of public peace and belonging to an unlawful and secret society.

They were docked before Chief Magistrate Oluwayemisi Adelaja. When the charges were read, they all pleaded not guilty. The Chief Magistrate granted them N200,000 bail with two sureties each.

Chief Magistrate Adelaja ruled that the sureties must possess evidence of three years’ tax payment to the Lagos State government, affidavit of livelihood and be residents of the state. The students are remanded in prison custody pending when they are able to meet their bail conditions.

The case was adjourned till September 26th for trial.

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