ILORIN – A 25-year-old trader, Bolaji Issah, was on Thursday arraigned in an Ilorin Magistrates’ Court for allegedly belonging to a secret cult.
The prosecutor, Cpl. Abegunde Elijah, told the court that the accused was arrested following a tip-off to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Ilorin.
He said acting upon the tip-off, the cult’s hideout at Geri-Alimi Area was raided and the accused arrested.
Elijah added that when a search was conducted on the residence of the accused, a cutlass, sword, axe, MTN, Visaphone and Glo sim cards were recovered.
He alleged that the accused was a member of the Eiye secret cult, adding that investigation revealed that the numerous SIM cards recovered were meant for criminal acts.
The prosecutor said the accused was arraigned on a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy and being a member of a secret cult, contrary to sections 97 and 11 of Secret Society in Education, Laws of Kwara State, 2004.
He urged the court to remand the accused in prison pending the outcome of investigation.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Magistrate Ibrahim Dasuki remanded the accused at the Federal Prison, Oke-Kura, Ilorin.
He adjourned the case till June 17 for further mention. (NAN)