Ogun considers ‘special task force’ to try cultists


…plans amnesty programme

By James Ogunnaike

ABEOKUTA: Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun on Wednesday said, his administration will establish a Special Court to try cult-related cases in the State.

Also, a Joint Anti-Cultism Security Task Force comprising all major security outfits, with the mandate to rid the state of the menace of cultism will be set up.

According to Governor Abiodun, these decisions were arrived at, after a joint security meeting, held at the Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, following days of cult-related clashes in Sagamu, which left many dead and others injured.

He added that the state is also proposing an amnesty programme for would-be cultists who may wish to surrender their weapons.

It would be recalled that Governor Abiodun on Tuesday, during a visit to the palace of the Akarigbo of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi,

hinted that his administration would enact a law that would pronounce death penalty on anyone caught…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper