- Ayo Fayose complains about the resurgence of cultism in the state, especially among students in tertiary institutions
- The governor says anyone found guilty of organising secret cult meetings in houses, nightclubs, hotels or other places will be imprisoned for life
- Nigerian army raids camp of a notorious militant, cultist leader, Igwedibia Johnson
A bill which prescribes death sentence on anyone found guilty of cultism and terrorism has been signed into law by Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state.
The governor on Monday, November 20, said the law was a confirmation of the unwavering commitment of the state government in combating terrorism, The Punch reports.
The governor in a statement by his chief press secretary, Idowu Adelusi, complained about the resurgence cultism in the state, especially among students in tertiary institutions.
“From now, any person who is a member of a secret cult, whether or not the person is in possession or in control of any offensive weapon but commits the offence, is liable to conviction to death.
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“Any person who gives financial or material support or assistance to a secret cult or in any manner sponsor the activities of a secret cult, commits an offence under this law and is liable for conviction to imprisonment for life, he said.
Fayose stated that the law will sentence to life imprisonment any anyone found guilty of organising secret cult meetings in houses, nightclubs, hotels or other places.
Meanwhile, the troops of 6 Division Nigerian Army, based on a tip-off by some patriotic citizens, raided the camp and shrines of a notorious militant, cultist, kidnapper and ardent illegal oil bunkerer, Mr. Igwedibia Johnson, (aka “Don Waney”) on Monday, November 20.
NAIJ.com gathers that Johnson has reportedly been terrorising the peace-loving Omoku community in particular, as well as the entire people of Rivers and Bayelsa states
After about an hour of gun fight, the gallant troops overpowered the criminal elements.
Some of them scampered in disarray and are believed to have escaped with gunshot wounds through River Orashe in Omoku.
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