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Man, 26, docked for alleged unlawful possession of firearms

A 26-year-old man,  Adebayo Rilwan, was on Wednesday brought before an Ota Magistrates ‘ Court in Ogun for unlawful possession of firearms.
Rilwan, who lives at Ilo-awera  St.,  Ota, is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, unlawful possession of firearms and belonging to a secret cult.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Abdulkareem Mustapha, told the court that the accused and others still at large committed the alleged offences on July 8  at about 2:00 p.m. at Oke-Ore,  Atan, Ota.
Mustapha said that the accused was caught by the police with a double barrel gun and a cartridge, adding that the gun was not licensed.
He also alleged that the defendant belonged to a secret cult called Aiye Confraternity.
The offences, he said, contravened Sections 4 and 5 of the Firearms Act Cap F28, Laws of Federation, 2004.
The accused person, however, pleaded not guilty.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Mathew Akinyemi, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N300,000 with two sureties each in like sum.
The case was adjourned till October 4 for hearing. (NAN)

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