Rivers State Governor, Nysom Ezenwo Wike on Thursday vowed to sign the
death warrant of cultists convicted to have killed people during their
operation without hesitation or looking back.
Wike spoke after signing three bills into law at the State House, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The bills are the controversial Rivers State Neighbourhood Watch Safety
Corps Law No.8 of 2018; the Rivers State Secret Cult and Similar
Activities (Prohibition) (Amendment) Law No.6 of 2018 and the Rivers
State Kidnap (Prohibition) (Amendment) No.2 Law No.7 of 2018.
On the Anti-kidnapping and Anti-Cultism Laws, Wike said that stiffer
penalties had been approved to discourage those who might want to be
involved in the offences.
“If you are a cultist and you are caught, it is life imprisonment. If
you are a cultist and you kill during cult activities, you will face the
death penalty. If you are convicted of kidnapping and the Supreme Court
affirms your conviction, I will sign the death warrant without looking
back, ” he said.