Monday , December 5 2022

Doom! Ekiti Assembly Approves Death Penalty for Cultists

The Ekiti State House of Assembly may have finalised plans to punish membership of secret cults by death as a bill seeking to prohibit the activities of secret cults on Tuesday scaled third reading.

The substance of the bill, which is yet to be signed into law by the governor, is the prescription of death penalty for those found guilty of breaching the law in that regard.

Those aiding and abetting cultism would also bag life imprisonment if found guilty. The new provision was an amendment to the law against cultism, enacted by Ayo Fayose during his first tenure as governor of the state.

The law had provided a seven-year imprisonment for anyone convicted of cult activities, whereas those aiding and abetting the act were to be imprisoned for five years.

The bill titled, ‘Secret Cult (Abolition and Prohibition) [Amendment] Bill, 2017,’ gained the lawmakerss attention following increase in cult activities at the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti which led to the killing of students recently.

Before the passage, the House Leader, Akinyele Olatunji, recalled the killings at the university due to cult activities.

“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 eliminating 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.

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“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.”

(Premium Times)

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33 comments

  1. Simon Chiamaka Peace

    Death is a good penalty for them… Let them know how it feels to take ones life

    Group D

  2. It is really disheartening for someone to loose his or her child
    Group E

  3. I totally agree with the stipulated law. Cultists deserve exactly this…..Group K

  4. Wow that’s very nice at least i love this new decision which has being taken moreover on hearing of this the rate of cultists would be reduced in some schools.
    Group E

  5. yes is indeed a welcome development to wipe out the evil tormenting the peace of people I hope the bill will finally be approve,may God grant the Assembly the wisdom to not just saying it instead put it in practice for the success of the state and her improvement.team K

  6. Students should desist from anything concerning cult for a better tomorrow.
    Group G

  7. it a good punishment for them maybe they would learn

  8. Amene Chidera Doris

    Yes that’s the best to do..if it will reduce the rate of cultism.
    Team H

  9. Just hope this will curb cultism
    Group G

  10. Nice one.chidume happiness. C.group D

  11. just pray it eradicate cultism from ekiti state.

  12. Onyia Ogochukwu Mary

    A good one, this will reduce the rate of cultism.
    Group A

  13. It is a Good punishment for cultist

  14. I agree with that but the penalty would have been something else not death.
    group M

  15. okeke chiamaka gabriella

    Cultist deserves the death penalty…
    GROUP C

  16. Fighting violence with violence is that the answer? I pray all this cultist will see that there is no gain in all this worldly power tussel stuff.. God help us

  17. students should desist from cultism,for the betterment of this country.
    Team k.

  18. Government should please stick to that law which they made.
    Team B.

  19. Chidozie Chiazokam Jennifer

    This is very good for them let me know if the rate of cultism will reduce.
    Group A

  20. Nwankwo chinaza blessing

    that serves them right.
    Group j

  21. A very good decision

    They need to know how it feels to take someone’s life

    Group G

  22. Cultist is doing more harm to our youths,sometimes I do wonder what inspire them to it because there’s no single good thing about it..

    Group F

  23. nice step..a warning to cultists
    group g

  24. Chukwunedu Nkechi Francisca

    Death is exactly what they need for the consequences of their wickedness.

  25. I think they are being to hard, they should be punished for there crime but why kill them when you can make them suffer.
    Team G

  26. cultist that is a good thing for you people.

    group B

  27. That serves them right, at Least this punishment Will help to curb out cultism.
    Theme B.

  28. this is the best penalty for cultist
    Group :K

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