NIGERIA: Anti-cult students on trial for killing colleague
Two Nigerian Polytechnic students allegedly tortured another student to death because they thought he was a cultist.
Two students of Osun State Polytechnic in Nigeria, are on trial for allegedly killing a colleague by torture over fears that he was a cultist, according to local news sources.
According to Daily Times Newspaper, the two suspects who are members of an anti-cultism para-military group in the school were arraigned before a Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, and were alleged to have arrested and tortured some fellow students on the suspicion that they were cultists. In the process, one of the students by the name, Adeola Balogun, died in the process.
The police told the court that the victim was brutalized and tortured to death; even as he denied belonging to any occult group. Other students were tortured along with the deceased are receiving emergency care in the hospital.
The accused persons by the names Mufutau Saheed and Adeeko Olamilekun, were arraigned on a two- count charge of felony and murder; contrary and punishable under Section 324 of the Criminal Code CAP 34, Vol. II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2003.
InformAfrica learnt that the Magistrate judge did not take a plea bargain made by the accused persons, but did ordered the investigating police officer to forward the case files to the Director of Public Prosecution for further legal advice.
The accused persons are being held in custody while the case was adjourned till July 11 this year.
Credit: DailyTimes Nigeria