12 Teenage Students of a Junior secondary school in Mushin area of Lagos have been arraigned in a Chief Magistrates court in Ikeja over alleged involvement in cultism.
The students who were arraigned by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS are facing charges bordering on Conspiracy, being members of unlawful society and gangster confraternity.
Speaking to the court, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Simeon Imohnwa said the students committed the offence last Friday, September 15 and at about 12:30 pm.
The students arrest was said to have been hastened after some members of the Lagos state Neighborhood Safety Corps LSNC, called the attention of the Police to the suspects while they were brandishing knives and cutlasses in a bid to launch an attack on some students of one Igbo-Owu Secondary school still in Mushin.
Prosecutor Imohnwa said after they were arrested, the students who were between 15 and 17 confessed to being members of a gangster confraternity. He also added that the offences were punishable under the Lagos state 2015 Criminal law, in Sections 42, 51 and 411.
Having been arraigned before the magistrates, the defendants counsel, Mr. C.C. Igwe plead that the court grant them bail in liberal terms pointing to the fact that they were all underage.
Having heard his plea, Presiding Chief Magistrates Osunsanmi granted each defendant bail in the sum of N200,000 with sureties in like sum. Osunsanmi further ordered that the students be remanded while their bail condition is met.