11 Badoo Members Sent To Prison In Kwara
They were remanded in prison on Thursday on the orders of an Ilorin Magistrate’s Court.
The suspected Badoo members are Bashiru Habeeb, Abdulrasaq Abudlfatai, Ridwan Ganiyu, Rilwan Abdulazeez and Isah Idowu.
Others are Muyideen Mahmud, Ibrahim Abdulgainyu, Sakariyau Moshood, Abubakar Isiaq, Abdulwahab Ibrahim and Yunus Mubarak.
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The accused were brought before the court by the police on charges of criminal conspiracy, causing hurt and being members of secret cult.
This is contrary to sections 97, 248 of Penal Code Law and Section 2 punishable under section 114 of the Secret Cult and Secret Society (Prohibition Law) 2014.
When the matter came up before Magistrate Ibitayo Olawoyin for mention, the Police Prosecutor, Inspector Jubril Al-Hassan, prayed the court to remand the suspects in prison.
Olawoyin argued that police investigation on the matter is still ongoing and other members of the group are still at large.
However, Toyin Onaolapo, the counsel for the 1st and 8th accused persons, as well as Ibrahim Olojoku, the counsel for the 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 11th accused persons, prayed the court to grant their clients bail.
The counsels argued that their clients should be assumed innocent of all the offences levelled against them until proven otherwise.
Olawoyin, in his ruling, said the offences were not ordinarily bailable, hence his order that the accused be remanded in Mandela Federal Prison, while the case was adjourned to November, 3, 2017.
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