Sanwo-Olu approves 21-year jail term for cultists

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By Florence Onuegbu

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday,  approved a 21-year jail term for convicted cultists in the state.

Sanwo-Olu approved the jail term as he signed the bill for the Prohibition of Unlawful Societies and Cultism 2021 into Law at Lagos House, Ikeja.

He also signed three other bills into law, which were the Lagos State Audit Service Commission (Amendment) Law of 2019, Lagos State Public Procurement Bill of 2021 and Coronavirus Pandemic Emergency Law of 2021.

According to him, the state has suffered the negative effects of unlawful societies and cultism and the new law seeks to make parents more responsible.

He said the new law sought to make parents show more interests in the upbringing of their children and wards to ensure  they did not become a burden to society.

The State House of Assembly, in February, passed the anti-cultism bill, which stipulated a 15-year jail term for anyone found guilty of abetting cultists and residents who…



Source: News Agency of Nigeria

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