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An Ado-Ekiti Magistrate Court, on Thursday, ordered the remand of a 36-year-old man, Sunday Olayokun, in the correctional centre in Ado-Ekiti over alleged membership of a secret cult.

The defendant, whose address was not provided, is being tried for alleged cultism.

The Prosecutor, Johnson Okunade, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Dec 28 in Ido-Ekiti.

He said that the defendant was found to be a member of a confraternity.

According to him, the offence contravenes Section 2 of Secret Cult Abolition and Prohibition Law, 2017.

The prosecutor urged the court to remand the defendant in a correctional centre, pending legal advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution, DPP.

The plea of the defendant was, however, not taken.

The Magistrate, Bankole Olasunkanmi, ordered the remand of the defendant in the correctional centre, pending issuance of legal advice.

He adjourned the case till Jan 26, for mention.

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