Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


4 varsity students docked for cultism

06 February 2013, 12:05

Ogun - Four university students on Wednesday appeared before an Abeokuta Magistrates' Court for allegedly belonging to a secret cult, called "Alora Buccaneer" and forceful initiation of new students into the cult.

The accused persons, Damilola Animashaun (20), Olakunle Kelani (20) Oluwatobi Anifowose (18) and Kazeem Amusa (18) who all pleaded not guilty to the charges against them were not represented by any counsel.

The accused persons were arraigned on a four-count charge of conspiracy, felony, unlawful administering of oath and threat to life.

The Police Prosecutor, Insp. Sunday Eigbejiale, told the court that the alleged offences were committed on Jan. 14, at about 12.30 a.m. at Osiele in Abeokuta.

He added that accused persons who belonged to an illegal society did unlawfully administer oaths to some newly admitted students.

"The accused persons, led by Animashaun a.k.a Damoshe, forcefully took Kazeem Famuyiwa,Olalekan Mustapha, Olufemi Adeboye all new students of the school into the bush.

"They unlawfully initiated them as members of "Alora Buccaneer'' and threatened to kill them if they revealed the oath issue to anyone.

"The new students after initiation, went to report to the school security which led to the arrest of the accused persons," Eigbejiale said.

The prosecutor argued that the offences were contrary to and punishable under Sections 3,5,15 (b) and 12 (b) of the Secret Cult (Prohibition) and Special Provision Laws of Ogun State, 1999.

The Magistrate, Mr Martins Akinyemi, however, granted the accused persons bail in the sum of N160,000 with two sureties in like sum.

He adjourned the case to March 4 for further hearing.



Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...