By Sodiq Lawal
An Osun State Magistrate Court II sitting in Ile Ife on Wednesday ordered the remand of five men over their alleged involvement in cultism.
The accused were: Seun Adeleke (21), Adedoyin Abraham (24); Olanrewaju Idowu (36), Oluyemi Peters (24) and Tijani Raheem (29)
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Olamilekan Ijiyode gave the order that the accused should be remanded at the Ile Ife prison 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, Sunday Osanyituyi, told the court that the offences were committed on March 4 at about 9.30 a.m., at Iremo area.
He alleged that the accused gathered themselves and conspired to cause a breach of the peace and disturbed residents of the area.
According to him, the offences contravened Sections 42(a), (b) and 09 of the Criminal Law of Osun State, 2011.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the offences preferred against them.
Magistrate Ijiyode 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 Osun state government.
The case was then adjourned till April 6, 2018 for trial.