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Police arraign two Ibadan men for being Aiye confraternity members

The police also accused the defendants of assaulting a man, Fatai Atere.

• June 23, 2022
Aiye Confraternity

The police on Thursday arraigned two men, Oreoluwa Abiola, 32, and Tunde Olalekan, 39, before the Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court, Ibadan for belonging to a cult group.

The suspected cultists were charged with conspiracy, belonging to unlawful society and assault.

The prosecutor, ASP Sikiru Ibrahim, told the court that the defendants allegedly committed the offences on May 29, at about 8:30 a.m. at Kuola, Ibadan.

According to Mr Ibrahim, the defendants belonged to a secret society known as Aiye confraternity, which is unlawful.

The police also accused the defendants of assaulting a man, Fatai Atere.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The magistrate, S.A. Adesina, granted the defendants a bail of N100,000 each and one surety each in like sum.

She adjourned the case until August 11 for hearing. 


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