Six middle-aged men were on Thursday brought before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged membership of a secret cult.
They were, however, released on N1.2 million bail.
The accused are Adewale Akosile, 30; Jimoh Lukman, 25; Amusa Jamiu, 25; and Timothy Thomas, 23.
Others are Sefun Akinola, 26, and Ojo Akinola 20.
Police Prosecutor, Caleb Leranmo told the court that the accused committed the offence at 10.00 a.m. in Omuo Ekiti.
According to him, the men paraded themselves openly as members of Ashanti secret society, a platform they used in terrorising the community.
The offence contravened Section 4(1) of the Secret Cult (Abolition and Prohibition) Laws of Ekiti State 2006.
They all pleaded not guilty to the charge and their lawyer, Timilehin Omotosho, urged the court to grant them bail with a promise that they would not jump bail.
In his ruling, Chief Magistrate Aderopo Adegboye granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000 each and two sureties each in like sum.
He adjourned the case until October 27 for further hearing.