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4  unemployed men  in court over alleged cultism

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Lagos, April 16, 2019 Four unemployed men on Tuesday appeared before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly belonging to a secret society and causing mayhem in public.

The defendants, Hammed Odugbemi, 26; Afeez Amiroko, 27; Adefola Adebayo, 32, and Akeem Kolawole, 34, are facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, unlawful assembly and breach of the peace.

They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The prosecutor, Insp. Ajaga Agboko, told the court that the defendants committed the offences on April 5 at 10:00p.m. on Addo Road, Ajah, Lagos.

Agboko said that the defendants were members of a secret cult and were fighting and fomenting trouble, causing mayhem in public, in contravention of Sections 42, 44 (1) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Magistrate, Mr T. A. Anjorin-Ajosewere, granted them bail in the sum of N50, 000 each with one surety each in like sum.

Angorin-Ajosewere ordered that the sureties should be  relatives of the defendants.

He adjourned the case until May 10, for mention.

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