Trader docked for cultism

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ILORIN – A 25­-year-old trader, Bolaji Issah,   on arraigned    an Ilorin for allegedly belonging a secret cult.

The prosecutor, Cpl. Abegunde Elijah, told the that the accused arrested following a tip-   the   Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS)  Ilorin.

He said acting  upon the tip-, the cult’s  hideout at Geri-Alimi Area raided and  the accused  arrested.

Elijah  added that when a search was conducted  on  the residence the accused, a cutlass,  sword, axe, , Visaphone and Glo sim cards were recovered.

He  alleged that the accused was a member  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 criminal conspiracy and being a member a secret cult,  contrary sections 97 and 11 of  Secret Society Education, Laws of Kwara State, 2004.

He the to remand the accused in pending the outcome of investigation.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Magistrate Ibrahim Dasuki remanded the accused at the Federal , Oke-Kura, Ilorin.

He adjourned the case till  June 17 for mention. (NAN)