Ado-Ekiti - A high court sitting in
Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday sentenced one Adekunle Iyanu to two years’ imprisonment
for belonging to the `Black axe’ secret cult.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accused
who was a student of Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, was found within the
cult group on July 24, 2013 at Ifaki-Ekiti.
The presiding judge, Justice Toyin Abodunde, in her
judgment, said that the prosecution had established the case beyond reasonable
She was of the opinion that the menace of secret cult in the
nation’s institutions should be curtailed while culprits should always face the
wrath of the law.
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She found the accused guilty as charged as the prosecution
had established ingredients required to prove the case of secret cult.
Abodunde then sentenced the accused to two years’
imprisonment without any options of fine, saying it would serve as a deterrent
Earlier, the defence counsel, Mr Chris Omokhafe, had urged
the court to tamper justice with mercy on his client, saying he was a
Also, the prosecution counsel, Mr Femi Onipede, had tendered
exhibits recovered from the accused with his confessional statement.