Four undergraduates of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka have been sent to jail by a magistrate court for their alleged involvement in cult activities within the school premises.
The Lagos state police command had arrested the students identified as Raheem Yusuf (21), Adedoyin Adeyemi Abraham (24), Olanrewaju Idowu (36) and Safraini Oluyemi Peters (24) for being members of a secret cult known as Aloral Bucania.
The police during the arraignment of the students on Wednesday September 7, informed the court that on August 4th at about 9am in Room 318, Biobaku Hall of the institution, the suspects had planned to carry out some cult activities that was likely to cause a breach of public peace.
Acting on a tipoff, the students were arrested and arraigned on a two count charge bordering on conspiracy to cause a breach of public peace and belonging to an unlawful and secret society. The suspects, however pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to them.
They were docked before Chief Magistrate Oluwayemisi Adelaja on Charge No: D/45/2016 who granted the defendants N200, 000 bail with two sureties each in the like sum.
She ruled that the sureties must show evidence of three years’ tax payment to the Lagos State government, affidavit of livelihood and be residents of the state. She ordered that the students be remanded in prison custody until they meet their bail conditions.
She adjourned the case till September 26th for trial.