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Police arraign suspected cultists in Lagos


LAGOS – Two suspected cultists, Lukman Abdulsalam, 44, and Olumide Williams, 43, who allegedly stabbed a man with a bottle, on Monday appeared before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
Abdulsalam, an auditor, lives at No. 17, Batula St., Ebute Meta, while Williams, a marketer, resides at No. 6, Desalu St., Abule-Nla Road, Ebute Meta.
The duo appeared on a four-count charge of conspiracy, assault occasioning harm, breach of peace and illegal possession of dangerous weapons.
The prosecutor, Cpl. Cyriacus Osuji, said that the accused stabbed Mr Kazeem Shoetan on the head with a broken bottle between February, 2013 and date, at Olaleye Village, Iponri, Lagos.
He said that the accused and some others, still at large, attacked their victim and made away with his phone.
“His phone was taken from him by another whose case has been transferred; Shoetan was able to shout for help and a nearby patrol team rounded up the trio,’’ he submitted.
Osuji added that the accused had been dispossessing innocent people of their valuables in the early hours of the day and late at night.
He said that the offences contravened Sections. 166(d), 171(1)(c), 310 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused persons, however, pleaded not guilty.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Y.J. Badejo-Okusanya, granted them bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety each.
He adjourned the case till Jan. 21 for mention. (NAN)

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