Priscilla Ediare, Ado-Ekiti
An Ekiti High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti, on Tuesday, sentenced one Gbenga Aluko (aka Cherry) 29, to death by hanging.
Delivering his judgment, Justice Abiodun Adesodun said,” the penalty for the offence committed and established against the accused is death.
“He is hereby sentenced to death by hanging, may the Lord have mercy on your soul.”
The charge against the accused was stated that on 23/01/2019 at Ado-Ekiti, he was found to be member of a prohibited society – Eiye Fraternity, contrary to section 4 of the Secret Cult (Abolition and Prohibition) First Amendment Law No.6, Laws of Ekiti State of Nigeria, 2017.
In his confessional statement, Gbenga Aluko said he and his cult members masterminded the killings of some other cult members such as Mercy at NOVA Road, Ajagbe at Mugbagba Area all in Ado-Ekiti, he was also said to be involved in duping people, pretended to be herb seller as well as political thug.
He mentioned members of his gang called Supreme Eiye Confraternity as Yemi Effizy, AY Pumping, Wonderful, T Black, Femi and others.
To proof his case, the prosecutor, Julius Ajibare, called two witnesses but tendered no exhibit while the accused called no witness but spoke through his counsel Femi Adetoye.