An Ekiti State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has granted an ex-parte application brought before it, to remand four suspected cultists in the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Ado Ekiti.
The suspects include Victor Babatunde (21), Olamilekan Oluwadare (20), Babatunde Israel (26), and Ajide Opeyemi (20).
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Police prosecutor, Inspector Bamigbade Olumide, said the suspects were arrested in Ado Ekiti on Sept. 22, “for reasonably suspected to have committed an offence suspected to be membership of the Supreme Eiye Secret Cult and unlawful possession of weeds, suspected to be Indian Hemp.”
Olumide said the offences run contrary to and are punishable under Sections 4(1) of the Secret Cult Abolition Law 2017 and 5 of the Indian Hemp Act, 1996.
The suspects were also charged for offences of conspiracy and assault on one Nwachukwu Samuel.
The offence runs contrary to and is punishable under Sections 517, 351, and 451 of the Criminal Code Cap C16, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
The magistrate, Mr Olu Bamidele, ordered the remands of the four suspects and adjourned to October 6, 2021, for mention.