Thursday, 8 September 2016


The police have arraigned four undergraduates of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, for allegedly being members of a secret cult known as Aloral Bucania.

Raheem Yusuf, 21, Adedoyin Adeyemi Abraham, 24, Olanrewaju Idowu, 36, and Safraini Oluyemi Peters, 24, were arrested by the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti, Yaba, of the Lagos State Police Command.

The police said that on August 4, around 9:30am, in Room 318, Biobaku Hall of the institution, the quartet, conspired among themselves to commit an offence likely to cause a breach of public peace.

Yusuf, Abraham, Idowu, and Peters were docked yesterday before Chief Magistrate Oluwayemisi Adelaja on Charge No: D/45/2016.

They are standing trial on a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy to cause a breach of public peace and belonging to an unlawful and secret society, known as Aloral Bucania.

The prosecutor, Mr Adebayo Oladele, told the court that the offences were contrary to and punishable under Sections 409 and 42(a)(b) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Chief Magistrate Adelaja granted the defendants N200, 000 bail with two sureties each in the like sum.

The sureties must show evidence of three years’ tax payment to the Lagos State government, affidavit of livelihood and be residents of the state.

Magistrate Adelaja also remanded the defendants in prison custody pending the perfection of their bail conditions. She adjourned the case till September 26 for trial.

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