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Apprentice in court over cultism, murder

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AKURE – An Akure Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered that an apprentice, Oluwayomi Tanimola, 23, charged with cultism and murder to be remanded in custody.

The prosecutor, ASP Isah Atanegbe, told the court that the accused and others, now at large, committed the offence on July 22, at Oja Ikoko area of Owo in Akure.

Atangbe said the accused was found to be a member of ‘Aye’ confraternity cult.

He alleged that the accused killed one Olamide Adeyeye by hitting him with wood during a fracas by members of the cult.

According to him, cultism contravenes Section 1 of Cultism Secret Cult and similar activities (prohibition).

Murder is contrary to Section 316(1) and punishable under Section 319 of Criminal Code Cap 37 Vol. 1 Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria 2006.

Atanegbe applied for an adjournment to enable him duplicate and send a copy of the case file to the Ministry of Justice for legal advice.

He prayed the court to remand the accused in prison pending receipt of the advice.

The magistrate, Mr Akin Akintoye, ordered that the case file should be duplicated and sent to the office of Director of Public Prosecution for legal advice.

Akintoye also ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody and adjourned the case untill May 30 for mention. (NAN)

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