The Anambra State House of Assembly has lamented over the spate of cult crashes in the state and implored Governor Willie Obiano to direct the state police commissioner, Mr John Abang, to intensify efforts towards curbing them.
The Assembly in a resolution reached in a motion sponsored by the member representing Njikoka One Constituency, Dr. Timothy Ifedioramma and eight others, bemoaned that cultism leads to heinous crimes and social vices like murder, kidnapping, rape, drug abuse, armed robbery, examination malpractice, among others.
Ifedioramma, while presenting his motion, argued that some Anambra youths have lost their lives for engaging in cult activities, even as valuable properties have been destroyed irredeemably in the same process.
He, however, regretted that number of cultists in the state outnumber the number of anti-cult policemen fighting the scourge on daily basis, hence the need for the Police Command to do the needful to urgently arrest the situation.
Supporting the motion, the House Majority Leader, Dr. Nnamdi Okafor, suggested that establishing community policing in all the 179 communities in Anambra State would help stem the tide, while the member representing Njikoka Two Constituency, Dr. Pete Ibida, said arresting the ugly situation would curtail the nuisance it posed to the society.
Also speaking, the Chief Whip of the House, Hon. Lawrence Ezeudu and the Deputy Speaker, Paschal Agbodike, charged security agencies to rise to their statutory role of crime detention, prevention and protection of lives and property as provided by relevant laws of the land.