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A 26-year-old man, Peter Ejovwoke, charged with being a member of a cult and unlawful possession of a gun, yesterday appeared at an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court.

Ejovwoke, whose address was not provided, is facing charges of conspiracy, unlawful possession of a dangerous weapon and being a member of a cult.

He pleaded not guilty.

Prosecuting Inspector Donjour Perezi alleged that the defendant committed the offences with others at large on July 27, at 1:30pm, at Ago Hausa, Ajeromi in Ajegunle-Apapa area of Lagos.

He alleged that the police caught Ejovwoke with a locally-made pistol and two cartridges.

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Perezi said the defendant belonged to a cult called Vikings Confraternity, adding that he and his accomplices breached the peace by fighting in public.

The prosecutor said the offences contravened sections 42(a), 33 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

Magistrate Bukola Mogaji granted the defendant N50, 000 bail with two sureties.

She said one of the sureties must be a clergyman.

The case was adjourned till August 30.