As part of efforts to check the menace of cultists, the Kwara State Government is to review the 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 Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Kamaldeen Ajibade, said this while briefing journalists on the outcome of this month’s State Executive Council meeting.
Ajibade, who dispelled insinuation that it had whittled down law against cultism, gave an assurance that “if the Bill is passed it would check the excesses of hoodlums in the state”.
On the issue of Share/Tsaragi, Barrister Ajibade said the Council agreed to harmonise the 2010 and 2016 white papers recommendations, adding that the Council took cognisance of various court cases in relation to the Share/Tsaragi conflicts and would be guided appropriately.
Ajibade assured stakeholders that the state executive council would review the recommendations of the White papers at a later date to ensure permanent peace in the communities.