Lagos to punish parents of children convicted for cultism

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said the parents of children convicted of cultism will also be punished.

He said this while addressing students on Thursday, May 27, during the Children’s Day celebration at the Police College, Ikeja.

Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, said a new law had been signed to fight cultism and it includes punishment for parents of wards convicted of cultism.

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Speaking on behalf of the Lagos State Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, said: “The new law against cultism prescribes punitive measures for parents of young people convicted of cultism. Parents should be vigilant and monitor their children.”

He added: “We owe them a duty to ensure that their dreams and aspirations are realised through continuous training, guidance and mentoring.”

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