Kwara Government to review anti-cultism law

Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin

The Kwara State Government in western Nigeria is to review State Anti-Cultism Law to include a minimum of 10 years and maximum of 14 years jail term for anyone found guilty of cult related activities in the state.

The state government however, dispelled insinuation that it had reduced Law against cultism in the state.

The State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Kamaldeen Ajibade said the new amendment bill, which is currently before the State House of Assembly would checkmate cultism in the state.

Barrister Ajibade assured that the passage of the Bill would reduce the excesses of hoodlums in the state.
Speaking on Share-Tsaragi communal crisis, Barrister Ajibade said the Council agreed to harmonize the recommendations of the twenty-ten and twenty-sixteen white papers on the matter.

He explained that the Council took cognizance of various court cases in relation to the Share-Tsaragi issue and would be guided appropriately.

Barrister Ajibade assured that the council would review the recommendations of the White papers at a later date to ensure permanent peace in the affected communities.

In their separate remarks, the State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Alhaji Babatunde Ajeigbe and the Senior Special Assistant to the State Governor on Media and Communications, Dr. Muideen Akorede clarified that the two decisions of the Council were bothered on the maintenance of law and order, stressing the need for value re-orientation in addressing cultism and other societal ills in the state.

Confidence O.