Sanwo-Olu Approves 21-Year Jail Term For Cultists
NEWSMAN, Ikeja – Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday, approved a 21-year jail term for convicted cultists in the state.
Sanwo-Olu signed the bill for the Prohibition of Unlawful Societies and Cultism of 2021 into law at Lagos State 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.
Lagos State House of Assembly had in February passed the anti-cultism bill into law, Vanguard reported.
The law also stipulates 15-year jail term for anyone found guilty of abetting cultists and residents who wilfully allow their properties to be used as meeting points by cultists.