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Lagos Assembly Introduces Bill To Punish Parents Of Cultists

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The House of Assembly has proposed a bill to punish parents of those found guilty of cultism in the state.

Lagos Assembly Introduces Bill To Punish Parents Of Cultists
Lagos Assembly Introduces Bill To Punish Parents Of Cultists

This was part of the submission of some lawmakers at the state House of Assembly during plenary on Tuesday.

The members were discussing the bill sent by the Attorney General of the state, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo.

The Speaker of the House, , said there was the need to differentiate among the various types of cultism in the country so as not to create another problem while solving one.

“We need to look at the way and manner weapons are used. The existing law should be seriously looked into,” he added.

Obasa, therefore, committed the bill to the House Committee on Judiciary, which was directed to report back to the House in three weeks.

In his contribution, the Majority Leader of the House, , representing Ikorodu 1, said sponsors of cultism were not captured under the bill.

He said, “The suspected student should be investigated before suspension. Parents of students who engage in any cult group should also be liable.”

Adelowo Adegboyega
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