Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State on Monday signed the bill forbidding cultism, terrorism, thereby prescribing death sentence on anyone caught in the act.
According to Fayose’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, the governor’s disapproval to the manace is a proof of the state’s unwavering readiness to combat terrorism and social vices.
The statement also noted that the governor frowned on the resurgence of the scourge in the state, especially among students in tertiary institutions.
“From now, any person who is a member of a secret cult, whether or not the person is in possession or in control of any offensive weapon but commits the offence, is liable to conviction to death.
“Any person who gives financial or material support or assistance to a secret cult or in any manner sponsor the activities of a secret cult, commits an offence under this law and is liable for conviction to imprisonment for life” he said.
The governor further warned that anybody, who intentionally encouraged the organising of a secret cult meeting or activities in places such as houses, nightclubs, hotels and other places would be committed to life imprisonment.