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Barber convicted for initiating teenagers into cult

31 August 2012, 07:20

Abuja - A 22-year-old barber, Isaac Adam, was on Thursday convicted by an FCT Magistrates’ court in Kubwa for initiating six teenagers into cultism.

Adam was dragged to the court on accusation of extortion, joint act, administering unlawful oath, assault and unlawful possession of criminal charms.

The prosecutor, Cpl. Echendu Kelechi told the court that the plaintif, Victoria Sunday, a resident of Dutse Alhaji reported the case at the Kubwa Police station on Aug 25.

He sad that the plaintiff complained that on Aug. 24, she discovered cuts on the forehead and chest of her 15-year-old son.

"On investigating, she was informed that on Aug 23, the convict had lured Sunday and five other boys and initiated them into the 'Born-Beggars' secret cult," he said.

Kelechi said that the accused committed the offence with two other accomplices, now at large, who served as recruitment agents.

The prosecutor said that during investigation, four cutlasses, three packets of candles, two bottles of squad 5 hot drink and charms were found in the accused's house.

When his plea was taken, Adam pleaded guilty and the prosecutor applied for summary trial.

The magistrate, Ahmed Ubangari ruled that the court would tamper justice with mercy due to the fact that the accused was a first-time offender.

He sentenced the accused to one month imprisonment on each of the first three counts and two months imprisonment on the fourth count of extortion.

Ubangari ruled that the sentences would run cuncurently.

He advised the plaintiff to institute a civil proceeding in her request for a refund of the N 9, 500 extorted from her son as well as monetary compensation for damages.

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