Ekiti Assembly approve death penalty for cultists after the bill wey ban the activities of secret cults pass third reading for the Ekiti State House of Assembly on Tuesday.
The substance of the bill be say make Ekiti State House of Assembly approve death penalty for cultists after them decide to ban every form of cult activities for the State.
Person wey dey guilty based on say him help the activities of cultism would go get life imprisonment, wetin remain na make the governor sign am.
The new provision na amendment to the law against cultism, wey Ayo Fayose put in place for him first tenure as governor of the state. The law as at then na seven-year imprisonment for anyone wey dey involved in cult activities, and for person wey help the activities e go be five years in prison.
The bill with the title as ‘Secret Cult (Abolition and Prohibition) [Amendment] Bill, 2017,’ get the lawmakers attention after increase in cult activities for the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti wey lead to the killing of students recently.
Before the passage, the House Leader, Akinyele Olatunji, say the killings for the university na due to cult activities.
In quote him say;
“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.”