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Four UNILAG students sent to prison over cult activities

Four undergraduates of the University Of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, identified as Adedoyin Adeyemi Abraham, 24, Raheem Yusuf, 21, Olanrewaju Idowu, 36, and Safraini Oluyemi Peters, 24, have been sent to jail by a magistrate court for allegedly involving in cult activities within the premises of the school.

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

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

During the arraignment of the students yesterday, the police told the court that the suspects had planned to carry out some cult activities that were likely to cause a breach of public peace on August 4th at about 9am in Room 318, Biobaku Hall of the institution.

Pleading not guilty before Chief Magistrate Oluwayemisi Adelaja on Charge No: D/45/2016 when the charges were read to them, the defendants were granted N200, 000 bail with two sureties each in the like sum.

Oluwayemisi Adelaja ruled that the sureties must present evidence of three years’ tax payment to the Lagos State government also an affidavit of livelihood and must be residents of the state. She ordered that the students remain in prison custody until their bail conditions were met.

She, however, adjourned the case till September 26th for trial.

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