- Five suspected members of the Black Axe, a prohibited
secret cult society, have been arraigned before an Ogun
The accused, Olawale Olaniyi, Adeyemi Azeez, Olufalo
Bidemi, Osilaja Hammed and Bashorun Sodiq, are all
students of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Abeokuta.
All face are facing a three-count charge of conspiracy,
unlawful possession of firearms and belonging to a secret
cult, Punch reports. »www.punchng.com/news/five-mapoly-students-arraigned-for-illegal-arms-possession/
The court heard that the accused were members of the
Black Axe secret cult society, contrary to Section 3 and
punishable under Section 5 of the Secret Cult (Prohibition
and Special Prohibition) Laws of Ogun State, 2006.
They were also unlawfully in possession a locally-made
gun, an offence contrary to Section 3 of the Firearms Act
(Cap 28) Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 2004.
Represented by counsels Bolarinwa Odeyale and B.O
Saidu, the accused pleaded not guilty when the charge
Three of the accused, Olawale Olaniyi, Olufalo Bidemi
and Bashorun Sodiq, were granted bail while the other
two, Adeyemi Azeez and Osilaja Hammed failed to meet
bail demands and were ordered to be remanded in prison.
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