Court remands cult member to prison for shooting lady to death

An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday remanded a 23-year-old man, Ayo Akinleye, in Ilesa Prisons over alleged murder.

Akinleye is facing a three-count charge, bothering on murder and unlawful member of a secret cult.

The Magistrate, Mrs Olubukola Ayilara, ordered that the defendant should be kept in prison, due to the magnitude of the offence committed.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Joshua Oladoye had told the court that the defendant committed the offence sometime on August 5, 2017, at about 6:30 p.m. along Old Garage area in Osogbo.

Oladoye said that Akinleye, who belonged to an unlawful society known as “Aiye Black Axe Secret Cult”, used a gun to shoot one Binta Anifowose.

The offence contravenes Sections 312, 64(a) (b), 316 and is punishable under Sections 319(1) of the Criminal Code Cap. 34 vol. II, Laws of Osun State, 2002.

The plea of the defendant was not taken and the matter was adjourned until March 30.

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