A suspected cultist, Mutiu Rasaq has been remanded in prison custody by an Osogbo magistrate court for alleged murder.
Rasaq, who is said to be the leader of the Aye confraternity, was accused of killing two people: Adekunle Badmus, Akinwale Shina.
Another victim of Rasaq’s terror act, Aderemi Adepoju was still in coma, as he was yet to recover from the severe machete cut unleashed on him by the suspect.
According to the charge read in court on Wednesday, Rasaq fondly called ‘small Mutiu’ is part of the cultists terrorizing Osogbo, in which several people were killed.
The accused person allegedly committed the offence on December 18, 2016 at Abaku Area, Osogbo, the capital of Osun State.
But the suspect pleaded not guilty to the four-count charge of murder, conspiracy, breach of peace and assault.
Defence counsel, Mr Olatunbosun Oladipupo prayed for short adjournment.
The presiding magistrate, Mrs Abibat Bashiru directed the police prosecutor, Inspector Mireti Wilson, to forward the case file to the Director of Public Prosecution, Ministry of Justice, Osun State for legal advice.
She, however, ordered that Rasaq be remanded in Ilesa prison, just as she adjourned the case till January 27, 2017 for mention.