Deputy Senate President’s aide is dead                         IOM partners Google to empower Nigerian migrant returnees with digital skills                         COOPLAG flags off ambitious housing estate in Banana Island                         #MondayMotivation: 3 life lessons from Anthony Joshua’s bounce-back victory                         Ecobank CEO gives reasons why you should save                         SHOCKING: Convicted Orji Kalu will receive full salaries, allowances in prison – Senate                         APC wins all the 16 local government seats in Ekiti council election                         Lagos to deploy mobile electronic devices to catch traffic offenders                         SEX TAPE: Swallowing a man's manhood is evil - Babcock VC                         Osinbajo to speak at Abu Dhabi peace forum                         Troops rescue 31 women, children from Boko Haram in Borno                         PDP wins all 21 local government chairmanship seats in Adamawa election                         UNN, not University of Ibadan is Nigeria’s first indigenous university                         Anthony Joshua Vs Andy Ruiz: Joshua beats Andy Ruiz to reclaim heavy weight titles                         Six former governors convicted of corruption and jailed before Kalu                         Renowned evangelist, Reinhard Bonke dies at 79                         See what Amnesty International told Buhari after Sowore’s release                         Court remands policeman in jail for shooting 27-year-old to death in Lagos night club                         Cardi B arrives Lagos to perform at the Livespot X Festival                          Pirates kidnap 18 Indians off Nigerian coast                        


What Cross River government is planning for cultists will shock you

The Cross River State Public Order Prohibition of Secret Cult And Offensive Weapons Bill 2019′ is proposing a death penalty.


Share this news


Cultism is a menace in Cross River

The amendment of the Anti-Cultism Act has begun by the Cross River House of Assembly, an Act which was signed into law on April 2002 under the administration of the then Governor Mr Donald Duke.

The bill, christened ‘Cross River State Public Order Prohibition of Secret Cult And Offensive Weapons Bill 2019′ was sponsored by the Deputy Speaker of the House, Mr Joseph Bassey, on Thursday in Calabar.

Bassey told the House that the bill which seeks to, not just define who is a member of a secret cult, but to actually explain who is a cultist.

He further explained that the bill is expected to stop the countless killings of young people of Cross River on campuses by cultists.

“Cultism has become a top killer factor in the state, even more, deadly than some diseases. The killing of young Crossriverians on campuses is alarming and we must take steps to address it.

“This bill seeks to outline stiffer punishment for any individual who is arrested for involvement in cultism to set as a deterrent to others,” he said.

ALSO SEE: Cross River Declares July 30 Green Carnival In Order To Plant One Million Trees

Contributing to the bill, Mr Elvert Ayambem, who represents Ikom II State Constituency, argued that it was not enough for the bill to sentence cult culprits to few years imprisonment.

Ayambem added that a death penalty on one or two persons would deter the rest from the crime.

According to him, the crimes of kidnapping, robbery and cultism have the same endpoint of taking human life, hence the house should resolve on death penalty for offenders.

“When kidnappers seize a victim and a ransom is not paid, they often result in killing the victim. Likewise armed robbers; when they break into a home and there is nothing to rob, they kill the victims.

“Accordingly, the same is applicable to cultists who by the end of the day, also kill. So, I maintain that the death penalty be spelt out for any offender,” he said.

Source : (NAN)

Share this new


Sign In To Leave A Comment


Nigeria Today News. ©2019 Nigeria Today. All rights reserved.