Death sentence would be imposed on any cultist in the state, in relation to a law that will soon be passed, according to Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun.
Abiodun revealed this at a meeting with Oba Babatunde Ajayi, the Paramount Ruler of Remoland, on Wednesday at the Akarigbo Palace in Sagamu, Ogun.
The governor condemned the recent violence and fatalities committed by cultists in Sagamu and its surroundings.
He declared that the government will not treat people taking part in cultist activities lightly.
He said: “We will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that we bring any person directly, indirectly or remotely responsible for these occurrences to book.
“I have discussed with the Attorney General perhaps it is our disposition that allows for these occurrences of heinous crimes.
“It is within my powers as the governor of this state to pronounce the death penalty on people and we are going to ensure that we enact that because when people appreciate and understand the consequences of their behaviours, perhaps they will begin to have a rethink.
“We will rely on our traditional rulers because they are the closest to the grassroots, for all the intelligence support because these people are not spirits. They live within us, they are tenants in our houses.
“The last time I came here, I said any house where we arrest anybody connected to either cultism or kidnapping, we will demolish.
“I am now pronouncing that we will no longer refer to these people as cultists or any other name. We are pronouncing them as murderers and we will mete out punishments that are deserving to murderers.”