EKSU Students Sentenced To Prison For Cultism

Filed in Crime | By Emmanuel Worthwhile | Last Modified On April 7, 2016

Two students of Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado-Ekiti have been sentenced to three years in prison for involving in cult related activities.

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According to NGSchoolz.com news reporter, The accused, who were identified as Akintunde Olumide and Oladapo Olaoluwa, were brought before Justice Monisola Abodunde of an Ado Ekiti High Court on a three-count-charge of stealing, assault and secret cult.


According to the Police prosecutor, Femi Falade, the accused committed the offence on July 13, 2013 at a hotel in Iworoko -Ekiti.

 

He said the offence was punishable under Section 355,4(1) of Criminal  Code Laws of Ekiti State 2012 and Secret Cults (Abolition and Prohibition).

The prosecutor called four witnesses to prove his case, while the defendant counsel, Emmanuel Oluwole, also called three witnesses to prove his case.

Delivering judgment, Justice Abodunde said that the accused made a confessional statement as a member of Black Axe Confraternity at the Criminal Investigation Department during interrogation.

She added that the Police found in their custody, small cutlass, black head warmer, black T-shirt, black trousers during investigation.

The judge held that the short cutlass cannot be measurable with the one used for agriculture or weeding grass.

Abodunde said the exhibit recovered from the accused made the case weighty and voluminous.

She therefore found the accused guilty as charged and convicted them accordingly.


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