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Ex-council boss remanded over alleged membership of secret cult

29 September 2014, 17:30

Akure - An Akure Magistrates’ Court on Friday remanded a former Chairman of Ose Local Government of Ondo State, Afolabi Mabogunje, and six others over alleged robbery and membership of a secret cult.

The other accused are Temitope Abiola, Agun Adeniyi, Eniola Obasoto, David Agunloye, Apejoye Ayodeji, and Boyede Owodara.

Mabogunje, and the others were also charged with conspiracy and unlawful possession of firearms.

The court did not take the pleas of the accused as the Magistrate, Adebisi Daomi, said that he needed advice by state Ministry of Justice.

He ordered that the case file should be duplicated and sent to the ministry.

Daomi directed that the accused should be kept in prison custody, and adjourned the case to October 17 for mention.

The Prosecutor, ASP Isah Atanegbe, had told the court that the accused and others at large committed the offences on September 21 at 7 a.m at Iron.

"They conspired and unlawfully possessed one locally made revolver pistol and one double-barrel gun.

"Obasoto further supplied Mabogunje with cartridges while Abiola and Asunloye disposed one Bright Jimoh of her Techno handset worth N20 000,’’ Atanegbe said.

The prosecutor submitted that the accused were found to be members of a secret cult on September 6 and Septemebr 19 at same location.

He said the offences contravened Sections 6(b), 6(c), 3(1), 1(2)(a, b) of Cap R11 Robbery and Firearms (Special Provision) Act, Laws of the Federation, 2004.

-  NAN

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