- Dapo Abiodun recently reiterated his administration’s zero tolerance to lawlessness and warned those responsible for the current crisis in Sagamu town would be dealt with
- Sagamu in Ogun state has been in the news for the wrong reasons, following activities of deadly cult groups
- In an interview with Legit.ng, Festus Ogun, the top lawyer, applauded the state government's plan to eliminate cultism
Recall suspected cultists invaded Ijagba, Sagamu area of Ogun state in the late hours of Sunday, September 17, and killed several people in a clash believed to be cultism-related.
Ogun: Death penalty for cultists
Dapo Abiodun, the state governor, had expressed shock over the incident and pronounced cultists as murderers.
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He also said his administration "will mete out punishments that are deserving to murderers."
Reacting, the lawyer commended Abiodun's plan to enact a law pronouncing death penalty on cultists.
He, however, said "the lack of commitment and political will to enforce the law without any fear or favour" remains a challenge.
The Ogun-born lawyer told Legit.ng:
"It is a right step in the right direction. I commend His Excellency for this move. However, I’m concerned that the trouble is not exactly about the laws. It is the lack of commitment and political will to enforce the law without any fear or favour.
"I hope Prince Dapo Abiodun change the narrative by ensuring a zero tolerance for cultism in the Gateway state."
Many killed in Ogun cult groups clash
In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that at least three secondary school students and 17 others were killed during cultists' clash in Sagamu.
The clash between the Eiye and Aiye confraternities started on Friday, September 15.
Police discover 4 corpses
Legit.ng also reported that a cult member simply identified as Bolaji Ogunkemaya was arrested in a room with the corpses of four people in Sagamu.
The Ogun state police command confirmed this development in a statement sighted by Legit.ng on Tuesday, September 19.