Lagos Police Prosecute 60 Suspected Cultists

The Lagos State Police Command has arraigned sixty (60) suspected cultists arrested at various points and communities in the state to the Chief Magistrate Court, Yaba on Wednesday before Chief Magistrate Adeola Adedayo under the new Lagos State Anti Cultism Law, 2021.

The police prosecutors filed thirteen (13) count charge against the sixty suspects for various offences including Conspiracy, Murder, Cultism, Unlawful Possession of Firearms and Breach of Public Peace under the new Lagos State Anti Cultism Law, 2021 and Criminal Laws of the Lagos State, 2015.

The new Lagos State Anti Cultism Law provides that, on conviction, cult members risk jail term of twenty one (21) years, while their parents risk 2 years imprisonment or fine of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (#500,000).

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