Lagos State House of Assembly has proposed a 21-year jail term for anyone convicted of belonging to unlawful societies and cultism.
The Speaker, Mr. Mudashiru Obasa and other stakeholders, who spoke during a public hearing on a new bill entitled “A Bill for a Law to Provide for the Prohibition of Unlawful Societies and Cultism in Lagos State and for Other Connected Purposes”, yesterday, said it was right time to deal decisively with members of unlawful societies and cultism in the state.
The lawmakers and other participants at the hearing expressed concern over the dangers and threat unlawful societies and cultism pose to security of Lagos.
Obasa, represented by the Deputy Speaker, Wasiu Eshinlokun-Sanni, said that the bill was important to the development of the state. (Guardian)