August 1st, 2017 – 8 Eiye Confraternity Secret Cult Members Arrested In Ile Ife Remanded In Prison Custody
A Magistrates’ Court in Ile Ife today ordered that 8 men, be remanded in Ile-Ife prison custody for allegedly belonging to a proscribed group, Eiye confraternity.
The suspects are: Femi Owotade, (a.k.a Water), 30; Omisope Ismail, 25; Elujulo Olamilekan, 25; Olatunbosun Oyeyemi, 20; Kolawole Makinde, 28; Adedoja Ademola, 27; Ademola Adedayo, 23 and Oladipupo Waheed, 19.
Magistrate Olalekan Ijiyode, who gave the ruling, asked the counsel to the accused, Messrs Niyi Akole and Ben Adiereje to come with a written application for their bail.
Ijiyode ordered that the accused be kept behind bars pending the advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
He said that his court lacked jurisdiction to try the accused and they would be arraigned in a proper court of law.
The eight suspects are facing a three-count-charge of conspiracy, engaging in secret cult society and possession of dangerous items.
The Police Prosecutor, Insp Christian Olajide, told the court that the accused committed the offence on July 12 around 2:30 p.m. at Ita-Olopo House, Igbotapa Area, Ile-Ife.
Olajide said that the accused conspired among themselves to commit felony to wit: being members of an unlawful society.
He said the accused engaged in an unlawful society, named “Eiye Secret Cult confraternity”.
The prosecutor said that among the dangerous items found on the accused at the point of their arrest included: UTC axes, charms, cutlasses, among others, which they could not give a satisfactory account.
The offence, he said, was contrary to and punishable under Sections 64 (a), (b), 430 and 516 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol 11, Laws of Osun, 2002.
The case was adjourned to Aug 31.