A 31-year-old man identified as Destiny Ikechukwu, who is also a suspected cultist has been arraigned by Police on Friday in Lagos for allegedly defiling a 15-year-old teenager and initiated her into a secret cult society.
Ikechukwu, 31, appeared before a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ebute Meta on four-count charges bordering on defilement, indecent assault, abduction and cult initiation.
Sgt. Kehinde Omisakin, the prosecutor, told the court that the accused committed the offences from June 26 to June 28 on Afolabi Street, Shibiri in Ojo, Lagos. Omisakin said that the accused abducted a 15-year-old girl and forcefully initiated her into a secret cult known as Arubaga Cult.
“Ikechukwu kept his victim against her wish for three days and had carnal knowledge of her during the period. “He also used a blade to cut the right thumb of his victim and collected her blood which was used to swear an oath of secrecy,” Omisakin stated.
The prosecutor further stated that the offences contravened Sections 42(1), 127, 135 and 141 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. The accused, however, pleaded not guilty. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Oluyemisi Adelaja, admitted him to bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum. She adjourned further hearing to Aug. 23.