Two men, Lateef Onikoyi and Ahmed Owoseyi, on Wednesday, appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for alleged unlawful possession of firearms and belonging to a secret cult. Onikoyi (28) and Owoseyi (18) who both reside in the Ikorodu Area of Lagos are facing charges of conspiracy, unlawful possession of firearms and belonging to a secret cult.
They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges. The Prosecutor, Insp. Victor Eruada, told the court that the defendants committed the offences with some other persons still at large on March 13, at about 02:00pm at Itumaje in Ikorodu, near Lagos.
Eruada said the defendants were caught by the police with an unlicensed locally made pistol and a live cartridge. He also said the defendants belonged to a secret cult known as Eiye Confraternity. The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 41, 411 and 330 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 330 provides a two-year jail term for illegal possession of firearms. The Magistrate, Mrs. M. I. Dan-Oni, admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N50,000 each with two sureties each in like sum. She adjourned the case to June 19, for continuation of hearing.
Source (Daily Trust, Thurday, May 23rd, 2019.)