The Ebute Meta Magistrate Court in Lagos State has granted a N1.4 million bail to seven suspected members of the Badoo cult group after their arraignment on Friday.
The suspects were charged with conspiracy and membership of an unlawful society, contrary to Section 42(a) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The suspects — Afolabi Kessington, Ismaila Shaibu, Mutiu Nurudeen, Ibrahim Bello, Lukman Mohammed, Gift Itafa, and Sheriff Adewunmi — all pleaded not guilty.
Fidelis Dike, an Assistant Superintendent of Police who also served as the prosecutor, told the court that the accused persons committed the offences between July 3 and 5 at Powerline, Agbala area of Ikorodu, and also at Irawo Estate, Owode Onirin.
According to Dike, the accused persons were arrested when they gathered to have their illegal meeting.
Kofo Ariyo, the presiding Magistrate, admitted the accused each to a bail of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum, one of whom must be a relative.
She thereafter adjourned the case until August 9 for continuation of hearing.