Suspected cultist, “Thank God” caught with bottle of human blood, gets bail

Suspected cultist, “Thank God” caught with bottle of human blood, gets bail

Thursday, July 5, 2018 3:38 pm


A man, Emeka Thank God, was on Thursday brought before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly belonging to an unlawful society — Alora confratenity.

The prosecution also told the court that Thank God was caught with a bottle of blood suspected to be that of a human being.

Emeka, 29, a supervisor at Keyside Bar at Oregun, Ikeja, pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of conspiracy and belonging to an unlawful society.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Police Sgt. Lucky Ihiehie, told the court that the offences were committed on June 24 at Alausa area of Ikeja.

He said that the complainant, Mr Ede John — a security guard on Channels Television road, came to the Anti-Cultism Unit, Alausa Police Station to report the crime.

He added that the security guards on duty at the bar also alerted the complainant that an offensive smell oozed out of the bag of one of their staff members.

According to him, when the bag was searched some clothes, a sponge stained with blood and a plastic bottle filled with blood were found on the accused.

Ihiehie said when Thank God was questioned he claimed the blood was that of a cat and a fowl and that the blood was given to him by his friend — Johnson at Eko Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos.

He alleged that the accused was also suspected to belong to an unlawful society known as Alora confratenity.

The offences, the prosecutor said, contravened Sections 42 (9) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The Magistrate, Mrs T. Akanni, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50, 000 with two sureties, saying the sureties must have means of livelihood with an evidence of tax payment for two years.

The case was adjourned until Aug. 8 for trial.

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