Due to the barbaric acts perpetrated by various cult groups in Akwa Ibom State in recent times, the state Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel has ordered the prohibition of such groups.
The governor who rely on the vested powers of the state laws invoke the ban on over 30 cult groups operating in Primary, Secondary and Tertiary institutions in the state.
According to the governor, the prohibition order reads
“Criminal Code law Cap. 38, Laws of Akwa Ibom State, 2000_
*CULTISM AND OTHER VIOLENT BEHAVIOUR (PROHIBITION) ORDER, 2018*
In exercise of the conferred on me by Section 70 of the Criminal Code Law, Cap 38, Vol. 2, Laws of Akwa Ibom State, 2000and all other powers enabling me in that behalf. I, MR. UDOM EMMANUEL, the Governor of Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria do hereby make the following-
Proscription of cults, Societies and groups_
1 (1) the cults, societies and groups listed herein are declared unlawful and forthwith proscribed in Akwa Ibom State:-
(b) Black Axe;
(f) Luttox (Junior Black Axe)
(j) Red Skins;
(m) Akwa Marines; and
(n) Utoto Groups (419)
(2) In addition to the cults, societies and groups listed under sub paragraph (1) of this paragraph, the following cults, groups, or societies in the Secondary and Primary schools in Akwa Ibom State are hereby declared illegal and forthwith proscribed:
a) The Luttox;
b) The Red Skins;
c) St. Stephens;
e) Sept 11 Group;
f) Secret Sons of Satan;
g) King Cobra;
h) J.V (Junior Vikings);
k) Black Ladies;
l) Black Cross;
o) Sons of Nights;
p) Blood Brotherhood
q) Junior Buccaneers;
r) White Angels; and
Prohibition of Activities*
2. The activities of all cult, society or group mentioned in paragraph 1 of this order are hereby prohibited and defaulters shall be prosecuted in accordance with the cultism, offensive Weapons and Violent Behaviour (Prohibition) 2004, or any other enabling law in that regard.
3. This order may be cited as the Cultism and Other Violent behavior (Prohibition) Order, 2018 and shall come into force on the 12th day of March 2018.
Made under my hand at Uyo this 12th day of March, 2018
Mr. Udom Emmanuel
Governor, Akwa Ibom State