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.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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