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Painter admits secret cult membership

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An Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State on Thursday remanded a painter, Tobi Kechiku, who pleaded guilty to  membership of a secret cult called Eiye confraternity.

The Magistrate, Mrs Bukola Mogaji, remanded 24-year-old Kechiku in prison and adjourned the case until Sept. 6 for review of the facts and sentencing.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Donjour Perezi, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Aug. 2 on Governor Road, Ikotun, Lagos.

Perezi said that the police received formation that the defendant and some others  were fighting at Ikotun; when they got there, the defendant and some others were arrested.

“They were arrested without weapons but the defendant made  a confessional statement to the police that he joined the confraternity in 2018 at a village called Agodi in Abeokuta.

According to the prosecutor, the offence contravened Sections 42(a) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

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Edited by Ijeoma Popoola

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