The Lagos state police on Friday charged four persons before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos over alleged membership of a secret cult, ‘Eiye’ Confraternity.
The accused are Bayole Adewale, 27; Yinka Adekunle, 20; Lekan Ayodele, 25; and ThankGod Ogah, 23.
The accused reside at Iyana-Ipaja area of Lagos.
They are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and membership of an unlawful society.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Lucky Ihiehie, told the court that the accused and others still at large committed the offences on Nov. 27, at 10:00p.m. at Iyana-Ipaja.
Ihiehie said that the accused and their accomplices conspired to belong to `Eiye’ Confraternity.
According to him, policemen from the Anti-Cultism Unit, Lagos State CID, Panti, Yaba, arrested one of the accused, Adewale, at Babs Hotel, Iyana-Ipaja, and he confessed to membership of the group.
“He also gave the names of the other three accused to the police who arrested them at different locations,” the prosecutor submitted.
The offences contravene Sections 42(a) and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015, according to Ihiehie.
The Magistrate, Mrs E. Kubeinje, granted each of the accused N50, 000 bail with one surety each in like sum.
Kubeinje ordered that the surety should be gainfully employed with evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
She adjourned the case until Feb. 11, for mention.
Source: Leadership Newspaper