The Ogun State government is set to implement a law that will impose death penalty on individuals involved in cult activities within the state. 

Governor Dapo Abiodun shared this in a statement during a meeting with Oba Babatunde Ajayi, the Paramount Ruler of Remoland, at the Akarigbo Palace in the Sagamu region.

Expressing his dismay at the widespread loss of life and disruption of peace in Sagamu and its surroundings, Abiodun cautioned that the government would not stand idly by while unruly individuals create chaos in any part of the state. The statement reads below. 

"We will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that we bring any person directly, indirectly or remotely responsible for these occurrences to book. I have discussed with the Attorney General that our disposition allows for these occurrences of heinous crimes,”. 

"It is well within my powers as the governor of this state to pronounce the death penalty on people and we are going to ensure that we enact that because when people appreciate and understand the consequences of their behaviours, perhaps they will begin to have a rethink.

“I have called on the Commissioner of Police, the Director of the State Service (DSS), the Commander of the Civil Defence, our Amotekun Commander and all our security architecture to relocate to Sagamu for this purpose.

“We will rely on our kabiyesi because they are the closest to the grassroots, for all the intelligence support because these people are not spirits. They live within us, they are tenants in our houses.

"The last time I came here, I said any house that we arrest anybody that is connected to either cultism or kidnapping, we will find out where they live and demolish that house. Sadly, it has been very difficult for me to implement because they rent an apartment and the unsuspecting landlords who don’t know what they do give their houses to them after we arrest them and about to demolish the house, those landlords will come and beg us that they did not know the suspects were into that business.

“I am now pronouncing that we will no longer refer to these people as cultists or any other name. We are pronouncing them as murderers and we will mete out punishments that are deserving of murderers,”.


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