8 remanded in prison over alleged cultism

Cultism

An Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday remanded eight men in prison ‎over alleged membership of Eiye Confraternity secret cult. They are Babatunde Jimoh, 19; Dayo Shittu, 19; Tope Adeleye, 22; and Omowaye Rotimi, 31. Others are Ajisafe Akinola, 37; Felix Femi, 25; Oluwabusuyi Tope, 23; and Adebayo Tope, 22. The defendants, whose addresses were unknown, are facing charge of membership of Eiye Confraternity secret cult. The prosecutor, Insp. Caleb Leranmo, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on Aug. 29, in Igede-Ekiti. He alleged that the defendants were…

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11 men arraigned for alleged cultism

Eleven men were yesterday brought before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly belonging to an unlawful society –`Eiye’ confraternity. The accused include: Wahab Fagbemi, 28; Jimoh Azeez, 25; Dele Ajiboye,23; Olumayowa Seun,18; Dominic Adeh,18; Ezekiel Alabi, 18; and Peter Julius, 18. Others are Bayo Shiwoku, 22; Idowu Yusuf, 27; Oyegbelen Ayuba, 25; and Ibrahim Oladokun, 20. The accused, who reside mostly within Command area of Iyana Ipaja, a Lagos suburb, are facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, belonging to an unlawful society and unlawful possession of dangerous weapons.…

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6 arraigned for cultism, possession of ‎firearms

Cultism

Six people accused of being in possession of firearms and belonging to a cultic group, were on Monday docked before a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ado-Ekiti. They were Adefemi Tosin (25); Yusuf Ayobami (31); Mohammed Ibrahim (29); Adejumo Ola (29); Monday Queen (29) and Asaolu Damilola (31). The accused, whose addresses were not stated, are facing a two-count charge of belonging to a cultic group, Aye Confraternity and being in possession of firearms. The prosecutor, Insp. Johnson Okunade, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on Aug. 5…

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Youths urged to shun cultism, Internet fraud

The younger generations of Nigerians have been advised to desist from indulging in cultism, internet scam and the illicit use of drugs as such destructive practices could jeopardise their future. President, Abuja Newspapers Distributors Association (ANDA), Comrade Orogun, gave the advice recently during the public presentation his book titled, ‘Dangers of Campus Cultism, Drug Abuse and Internet Scam’. Orogun, who expressed concern over the increasing cases of these negative behaviours among youths in secondary schools and tertiary institutions , said he joined the league of authors, all in an effort…

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Cultism: I wear hijab to kill, says schoolgirl

Cultism

Detectives and j o u r n a l i s t s were speechless yesterday, when a 20-year-old girl, Maryam (surname withheld), a self-confessed cultist, said she had killed four people on the instructions of her confraternity leader. Maryam, who identified her Eiye Confraternity leader as Sodiq Oyewunmi (24), was arrested with other alleged cultists. The other suspects have been identified as Oyewunmi (24), Ihioma Emeka (25), Adio Ogunremi (40), Abdulrasak Yusuf (32), Ironka Junior (22), Segun Ademola (35) and Anu Akinowo (21). Maryam, a school secondary student, who…

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Police arrest 2 for cultism, sale of hard drugs in Enugu

Policemen

The Police Command in Enugu State on Monday confirmed the arrest of two suspects for alleged cultism and sale of hard drugs. The command’s spokesperson, SP Ebere Amaraizu, who made the confirmation in a statement on Monday, said that personnel of the command’s anti-cultism unit, effected the arrest on July 21, within Coal Camp axis of Enugu metropolis. Amaraizu said that the command’s operatives had mounted surveillance in the area for some weeks before they apprehended the suspects. He named the suspects as Chukwuebuka Umeohanekwuru also known as `Ekwensu’ (Satan)…

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Activist, VC offer solution to cultism, exam malpractice

An anti-cultism crusader, Prince Kola Bamigbade, has identified the various strategies through which criminal elements lure students into cult groups in the nation’s institutions of learning. Similarly, the Vice-Chancellor of Wesley University, Ondo Statae, Prof. William Aderounmu, has said the major threat to the validity and integrity of examinations, the authenticity and reliability of the products of the Nigerian education system lies in the prevalence of examination malpractices. Bamigbade and Aderounmu both spoke in separate papers titled: ‘Understanding Cultism in Nigerian Institutions of Learning: Its Menace and Antidote,’ and ‘Examination…

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Help! Students cry out as crime, cultism return to OAU

Management: It’s a false alarm     INSECURITY ON CAMPUS Students of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State, are worried over what they described as ‘steady degeneration’ of security of lives and property on campus, blaming the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, for the laxity       Students and other members of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) community, including shop owners, traders and parents are apprehensive over what they described as the porous security situation within and around the university environment. Their fears are being heightened by the…

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