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Fayose issues death penalty for convicted cultists in Ekiti state

Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, today signed into law, the
bill prohibiting secret cults, terrorism and prescribing death
sentence for anyone caught in the acts. While appending his
signature on the bill at the government house in Ado Ekiti,
Fayose said the singing was a confirmation of the
unwavering commitment of the state government towards
combating terrorism across the tertiary institutions in the
state.
"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. 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 on
conviction to imprisonment for life" he said
The governor further explained that anybody who facilitates
secret cult meetings or activities in places such as houses,
nightclubs, hotels and other residential areas would be
committed to life imprisonment. He added that buildings,
where any cult related activities are held, would be forfeited
to the government while the owners of such structures
would be sentenced to five years imprisonment without an
option of fine.
The Ekiti state governor who re-emphasized his
administration's zero tolerance for cultism and terrorism in
the state said lives and property of the people would
continue to be protected.

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