Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday, authorised a 21-year jail time period for convicted cultists within the state.
Sanwo-Olu authorised the jail time period as he signed the invoice for the Prohibition of Illegal Societies and Cultism 2021 into Legislation at Lagos Home, Ikeja
He additionally signed three different payments into regulation, which have been the Lagos State Audit Service Fee (Modification) Legislation of 2019, Lagos State Public Procurement Invoice of 2021 and Coronavirus Pandemic Emergency Legislation of 2021.
In accordance with him, the state has suffered the adverse results of illegal societies and cultism and the brand new regulation seeks to make mother and father extra accountable.
He stated the brand new regulation sought to make mother and father present extra pursuits within the upbringing of their kids and wards to make sure they didn’t develop into a burden to society.
The State Home of Meeting, in February, handed the anti-cultism invoice, which stipulated a 15-year jail time period for anybody discovered responsible of abetting cultists and residents who willfully allowed their property for use as assembly factors by cultists.
The anti-cultism regulation repealed the Cultism (Prohibition) Legislation of 2007 (now Cap. C18, Legal guidelines of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015) and supplied for extra stringent punitive measures.
It additionally made its software all-encompassing and relevant to most people, as towards the restriction of the earlier regulation to college students of tertiary establishments.
Sanwo-Olu approves 21-year jail time period for cultists