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Two students docked for ‘belonging’ to cult group

Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Two students were on Thursday docked in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly belonging to a cult.

The police charged Kazeem Kayode, 23 and an 18-year-old with two counts of conspiracy and belonging to an unlawful society.

The Prosecution Counsel, Insp Innocent Odugbo, told the court that they committed the offence on Aug. 23 at Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu Campus.

Odugbo alleged that the defendants and their other accomplices were arrested while initiating other students.

The prosecutor said that the other accomplice escaped while the two defendants were apprehended.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 2 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Magistrate L.A. Owolabi admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N200,000 each with two sureties in like sum.

Owolabi adjourned the case until Dec. 2 for mention.

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