Wike to cultists: ‘I will sign your death warrant if you are caught’
Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike has declared war on kidnappers and cultists in the state saying he would not hesitate to approve a death warrant for anyone caught in the act of kidnapping and cultism.
The governor who spoke on Thursday while assenting to the Rivers State Neighborhood 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. Law No.7 of 2018, in Port Harcourt the state capital.
According to Wike; “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 assured citizens of the state who are law abiding to continue to carry out their daily activities without fear of molestation as security agencies have been directed to ensure adequate security of lives and properties.
“If your hands are clean, you have nothing to fear about the three laws that I have given assent to. By tomorrow, I will appoint the person that will head the Neighbourhood Watch Safety Corps.
“All criminals will face the full weight of the law. We will fight crime and ensure the state is safe for investors,” the governor assured.