2 EKSU Students Sentenced to 3 Years Jail term for Cultism
Two students of Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado-Ekiti have been sentenced to three years in prison for involving in cult related activities by Justice Monisola Abodunde of an Ado Ekiti High Court.
According to the Police prosecutor, Femi Falade, the accused, namely Akintunde Olumide and Oladapo Olaoluwa, were brought before the Justice on a three-count-charge of stealing, assault and secret cult, for the offence which they committed on July 13, 2013 at an hotel in Iworoko-Ekiti.
He added that the offence was punishable under Section 355,4(1) of Criminal Code Laws of Ekiti State 2012 and Secret Cults (Abolition and Prohibition).
The prosecutor called four witnesses to prove his case, while the defendant counsel, Emmanuel Oluwole, also called three witnesses to prove his case.
Delivering judgment, Justice Abodunde said that the accused made a confessional statement as a member of Black Axe Confraternity at the Criminal Investigation Department during interrogation.
She added that the Police found in their custody, small cutlass, black head warmer, black T-shirt, black trousers during investigation.
The judge held that the short cutlass cannot be measurable with the one used for agriculture or weeding grass.
Abodunde said the exhibit recovered from the accused made the case weighty and voluminous. She therefore found the accused guilty as charged and convicted them accordingly.