A 23-year-old musician, Mayowa Akinbowale, was on Thursday arraigned before an Abule Egba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State for allegedly possessing charms and demanding cow blood at a wedding.
The accused who resides at No. 1, Ajanaku St., Asipa Ipaja, a Lagos suburb, is facing a three- count charge of attempting to commit felony, causing a breach of peace and being in possession of charms.
The prosecutor, Insp. Rachael Williams, told the court that the offences were committed on April 11 at No. 1, Shemboye Oladunni St., Baruwa, Ipaja, Lagos State.
According to him, the accused demanded the blood of a cow that was slaughtered at the ceremony but the complainant, Mrs Morenike Shemboye, the bride’s mother declined the request, compelling the accused to leave.
“The complainant sighted the accused again at the reception and asked him what he had come to do. He was arrested because he could not give a satisfactory answer.
“When the police searched his house, they found in his possession different charms,’’ Williams said.
The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 21(1), 133(b) and 166(d) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias, remanded the accused in Kirikiri Prison, and adjourned the case to April 30 for ruling on his bail application.