High Price Student bags 10 years in jail, N50,000 fine for cultism

A student has been jailed for 10 years over his involvement in cultism and other related activities.

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A student has been sentenced to 10 years in jail by a Kwara State High Court in Ilorin as well as a N50,000 fine.

The student of a polytechnic in the state, Mr Fatai Olasile, bagged the sentence for his secret cult membership and involvement in cult-related activities.

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The case which was presided over by Justice Sikiru Oyinloye, on Wednesday, November 9, saw Olasile sentenced for unlawful possession of a locally-made pistol, “punishable under Section 3 (1) of the Robbery and Firearms Act, 2004,” Punch reports.

Olasile was docked on two counts bordering on belonging to cult “contrary to Section 2 of Secret Cult and Secret Societies Law of Kwara State.”

In the same vein, another person, Mohammed Kehinde, along with two others were arraigned on three counts of criminal conspiracy, initiation of new members to secret cult and membership of the secret cult.

Olasile was found guilty and convicted after the prosecution team, led by the Kwara State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Kamaldeen Ajibade, called three witnesses who tendered exhibits proving the case.

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Oyinloye sentenced the first and second to 10 years’ imprisonment each with a fine of N50,000.

However, Punch reports that the third person was reportedly discharged and acquitted of the offences.

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