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Court sentences man to death for cultism, murder in Ekiti

EKITI, Nigeria – The State high court sitting in Ado Ekiti has sentenced one Gbenga Aluko (aka Cherry) 29 to death by hanging.

According to the charge against the accused, on 23/01/2019 at Ado Ekiti, he was found to be a member of a prohibited society to wit Eiye Fraternity, contrary to section 4 of the Secret Cult (Abolition and Prohibition) First Amendment Law No.6, Laws of Ekiti State of Nigeria, 2017.

While delivering his judgment, Justice Abiodun Adesodun said,” the penalty for the offence committed and established against the accused is death, he is hereby sentenced to death by hanging, may the Lord have mercy on your soul”.

In his confessional statement, Gbenga Aluko said he and his cult members masterminded the killings of some other cult members such as Mercy at NOVA Road, Ajagbe at Mugbagba Area all at Ado Ekiti, he is also confessed to being involved in duping people, pretended to be a herb seller, as well as a political thug.

He mentioned members of his gang called Supreme Eiye Confraternity as Yemi Effizy, AY Pumping, Wonderful, T Black, Femi and others.

To prove his case, the prosecutor, Julius Ajibare called two witnesses but tendered no exhibit while the accused called no witness but spoke through his counsel Femi Adetoye.

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