By Kayode Adeoti
Eleven fleeing suspected members of the dreaded Badoo group were on Tuesday remanded by the magistrate court, sitting in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital for allegedly causing havoc in the metropolis.
The police First Information Report (FIR) obtained by this medium identified names of members of the group as: Bashiru Habeeb, Abdulrasaq Abudlfatai, Ridwan Ganiyu, Rilwan Abdulazeez and Isah Idowu
Others are: Muyideen Mahmud, Ibrahim Abdulgainyu, Sakariyau Moshood, Abubakar Isiaq, Abdulwahab Ibrahim and Yunus Mubarak.
They were arraigned before magistrate Ibitayo Olawoyin for Criminal Conspiracy, Causing hurt and Being members of Secret Cult contrary to sections 97, 248, of Penal Code law and section 2 punishable under section 114 of the secret cult and secret society (Prohibition Law) 2014.
The prosecutor, Insp. Jubril Al-Hassan prayed the court to remand the suspects in prison.
According to him, police investigation on the matter is still ongoing even as other members of the group are still at large.
Toyin Onoolapo who was standing for the 1st and 8th accused persons prayed the court to grant his clients bail.
He said the FIR has not established any case against them adding that they are assumed innocent of all the offences leveled against them.
Also, Ibrahim Olojoku who was standing for the 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 11th accused persons aligned himself with the first speaker.
In his ruling, Magistrate Olawoyin, said the offences were not ordinarily bailable adding that the accused should be remanded in Mandela Federal Prison while the case was adjourned to November, 3, 2017.
Recall that the Badoo boys, a notorious secret cult group until recently unleashed terror on residents of Ikorodu, Lagos State. The sect was known for gruesome murder of their victims. It was not until the leader of the gang was murdered that other members of the group flew the city for neighbouring states for fear of being killed.