Seven alleged members of the murderous Badoo cult, accused of bestial killings in Ikorodu area of Lagos, were today, docked at an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court.
They were charged with conspiracy and membership of an unlawful society.
The accused, Afolabi Kessington (25), Ismaila Shaibu (36), Mutiu Nurudeen (26), Ibrahim Bello (25), Lukman Mohammed (35), Gift Itafa (50) and Sheriff Adewunmi (23), all pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, ASP Fidelis Dike, said the accused committed the offences between July 3 and 5 at Powerline, Agbala area of Ikorodu and also at Irawo Estate, Owode Onirin in Lagos.
He said the accused members of the reprehensible Badoo cult had conspired and gathered in the aforementioned areas to have their meeting, which was deemed illegal.
The offences, the News Agency of Nigeria reports, contravened Section 42(a) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.
The magistrate, Mrs. Kofo Ariyo, admitted the accused each to a bail of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum, one of whom must be a blood relation.
The case has been adjourned till August 9 for mention.