The state house of assembly in Ekiti state on Tuesday, ensured that a bill which prohibits the activities of secret cult in the state scaled through third reading.
The bill will see that anyone who is found of breaching the law will get the death penalty and persons found guilty of aiding and abetting cultism would also bag life imprisonment. The bill is also expected to be signed into law by the governor anytime soon.
The bill titled, ‘Secret Cult (Abolition and Prohibition) [Amendment] Bill, 2017,’ gained the lawmakers’ attention following increase in cult activities at the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti which led to the killing of students recently.
Akinyele Olatunji, the House Leader, recalled the killings at the university due to cult activities. before the bill passage.
He said: �We will not allow any group to turn Ekiti into death trap area,” he said, while thanking the governor, Ayodele Fayose, for introducing the bill.
�We cannot fold our arms while some people would constitute themselves as a menace and eliminate the lives of innocent people of this state,” speaker of the house, Kola Oluwawole, said, while making his remarks on the bill.
�It is an everlasting sorrow for someone to lose his child or relative. The bill will reshape the lives of our youth. It will ‘touch’ those who intend to join any secret cults and those who have the intention to take another person’s life.
�Those people that we are representing will have peace of mind that their lives and those of their children are safe. The bill considers very seriously the negative consequences of such action because of the irreparable loss of lives.”
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