An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday ordered the remand of four students of the University of Lagos over their alleged involvement in cultism.
The accused were: Raheem Yusuf (21), Adedoyin Abraham (24); Olanrewaju Idowu (36) and Oluyemi Peters (24).
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Oluyemisi Adelaja, gave the order that the accused should be remanded at the Ikoyi Prisons, pending when they would perfect their bail conditions.
The accused were arraigned on a two-count bordering on conspiracy to cause a breach of the peace and belonging to an unlawful and secret society known as “Aloral Buccaneers’’.
The Prosecutor, Oladele Adebayo, told the court that the offences were committed on Aug. 4, at about 9.30 a.m., at Room 318, Biobaku Hall, Unilag.
He alleged that the accused gathered themselves in the room and conspired to cause a breach of the peace and disturbed other members of the hall.
According to him, the offences contravened Sections 42(a), (b) and 09 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the offences preferred against them.
Magistrate Adelaja admitted them to bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties each in like sum, who must provide evidence of proof of tax payment to the Lagos state government.
The case was then adjourned till Sept. 26, for trial.