A Nigerian secondary faculty scholar has been sentenced to spend approximately 5 years in jail in Delta state.
Emmanuel Itoro Thomas, a 23-year-antique scholar, has been sentenced to 5 years in jail.
He changed into sentenced to prison through the State High courtroom docket sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on Thursday for regarding in cultism.
The courtroom docket installed that the convict, a scholar of Community Secondary School, Mbaise, in Imo State and indigene of Uruk Uso in Obot Akara Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, belonged to an illegal society regarded as, “Red Skin Secret Cult Confraternity.”
Delivering his judgement, Justice Okon held thus, “through the availability of Section 1 sub-phase 2 of the Cultism, Offensive Weapons and Violent Behaviour Prohibition Law 2004 of Akwa Ibom State, any man or woman who’s a member of a cult whether or not or not, he’s in ownership of an offensive weapon, is responsible of an offense and is in charge on conviction to imprisonment for seven years with out an choice of fine.
“It is a trite Law that wherein a confessional declaration of an accused is tendered in proof with none objection, the declaration can be deemed to were made voluntarily and its content material can be deemed to be actual without a quantity of next argument towards it, vitiating its admissibility.”
However, the accused, Emmanuel Thomas had confessed that he joined the name of the game cult in 2019 due to the trouble his mom had together along with her landlady.
He similarly confessed that he changed into initiated on twenty ninth February, 2019 in Ematan Street, off Eka Street, Uyo through one General, who’s now at large.
The Court held that the prosecution from the State Ministry of Justice has established its case past affordable doubts and accordingly, sentenced the accused to 5 years in jail with out an choice of fine.