25-year-old man arraigned for unlawful firearm possession, cultism

Osun State Police Command, on Wednesday, dragged a 25-year-old man, Ayoola Abiodun before Osun Magistrate court sitting in Osogbo for alleged unlawful possession of a firearm and being a member of a secret cult.

The suspect was arraigned for being a member of an unlawful society, Aiye Confraternity and unlawfully possessing two live cartridges without authorisation.

Police prosecutor, Inspector Elisha Olusegun told the court that the suspect was said to have committed the offence on December 17, 2020, at about 12:30pm at Egbatedo area Osogbo.

He noted that the offence committed was contrary to Section 516, 64 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol ll Law of Osun state 2002 and Section 8 punishable under Section 27(1)(b)(11) of the Firearms Act Cap F28 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

Defence Counsel, T.B Ayodele made an oral application for the bail of the accused person in the most liberal terms.

However, the presiding Magistrate, Isola Omisade granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000 with one surety in like sum.

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He, thereafter, adjourned the case till February 11, 2021.

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