The Lagos State House of Assembly has passed a bill that stipulates 21 years jail term for anyone found guilty of engaging in cult activities in the state.
The bill also stipulates a 15-year jail term for anyone convicted of abetting cultists or who allows his premises to be used by cultists as a meeting place; and a similar 15 years for anyone who intimidates or compels people to join a cult group.
The jail term also applies to anyone who attends such meetings or does any illegal act which may probably cause a breach of peace, disturb public peace or conducts activities in such a manner to pose a threat to life and property.
The bill provides that a society be regarded as unlawful if its members carry out illegal, destructive activities contrary to public policy, safety and peace of members of the public.
It also stipulates 21 years imprisonment for any member of a cult group who sets fire on anything or uses firearms or deadly objects including acid and other chemicals in any manner as to cause harm to anyone.