Since I have right to freedom of thought, religion and belief, why can’t I be a member of a secret society?

Membership of a secret court is criminalized in Nigeria.

Section38(4) provides:

Nothing in this section shall entitle any person to form, take part in or be a member of a secret society.

The implication of the provision above is that a secret society is not regarded as a religion and does not entitle a person to claim the freedom of thought, conscience or religion’s right.