The Ogun State Government has said it is determined to enforced laws in order to protect lives and property of residents.
Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Dr. Olumide Ayeni, while fielding questions from news men in Abeokuta, on the lifting of moratorium on death penalty and capital punishment, advised parents to guide their children aright, especially on good behavioural conducts, in order to avoid running foul of laws of the land.
He advised the youths to shun acts, capable of disturbing the peace, security and economic advancement in the state, emphasising that “the state government would not hesitate to wield the big stick against erring citizens, irrespective of the personality involved.
“The present administration holds the security of lives and property in the state paramount and would not tolerate activities or behaviours capable of destroying the peace and orderliness in the state, as the state is investors’ destination of choice.
“Without adequate security in place, no investor would want to invest in an insecure state. This is the more reason for lifting the ban on moratorium on death penalty/capital punishment. The onus falls on individuals and parents to discipline their children as government would not hesitate to implement this in accordance with due process,” he added.
Ayeni identified proper up-bringing as well as home training as panacea for curbing criminality and juvenile delinquency, towards having a peaceful nation.
The commissioner disclosed that the Senator Ibikunke Amosun administration has pardon many prison inmates, especially those awaiting trial, since its inception, as no execution had been carried out within the last decade.
He said Amosun took an oath of office to act in accordance with the law of the land, without fear and favour, and would not hesitate to implement the sentence after due process has been followed.