Kwara proposes 14-yr jail term for cultists

Kwara proposes 14-yr jail term for cultists

Yvonne Williams

Kwara State government, yesterday said an executive bill pending in the state House of Assembly, had a 14-year jail term for convicted cultists when signed into law. The Bill, a part of the efforts of the government to stamp out rising cases of cultism in the state, has a minimum of 10-year-jail term for a convicted cultist.

Of recent times clashes among rival cult groups in campuses and even in the state capital have led to loss of many lives. Briefing on the outcome of the monthly State Executive Council, SEC, meeting, Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Kamaldeen Ajibade, said the Bill had passed second reading in the state assembly, noting that no effort would be spared to eradicate cultism which, he said, had reached embarrassing level in the state.

According to him, “In the Bill, the least of 10 years jail term and highest of 14 years have been prescribed for anyone found guilty of cultism in the state.” . He explained that the bill contained among others, confiscation of buildings and property harbouring such convicted cultists by the state government.


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