Two men on Tuesday appeared before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly belonging to a secret cult.
The defendants, Hammed Jimoh, 25, and Ifeanyichukwu Magbo, 24, were docked on charges bordering on conspiracy, belonging to a secret society and stealing.
According to the prosecutor, Insp. Donjor Perezi, the defendants committed the offences on May 1, at Nitel Estate area of Satellite Town, Lagos.
Perezi said that the defendants confessed to the police that they were members of Vicking secret cult, popularly known as `Arobaga confraternity.’
He said that members of Lagos Neighbourhood Security Corps (LNSC), arrested the defendants after they attacked a woman and stole her cell phone.
“The LNSC, however, rescued the complainant, Mrs Victoria Sunday and recovered her phone, while the defendants were brought to the Satellite Police Station,” he said.
Perezi said the offences contravened Sections 411, 42(a) and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
He said the case file was duplicated and transferred to Anti Cultism Unit, Yaba for further investigation.
The defendants pleaded not guilty.
In her ruling, the Magistrate, Mrs Bukola Mogaji, granted them bail in the sum of N50, 000 each, with two sureties each and adjourned the case until June 3.
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