The Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General of Delta State, Barr. Peter Mrakpor has revealed that investigations proved that most cultists come from families where parents are cultists.
Mrakpor, who made this revelation while briefing journalists recently during the 2018 Ministerial Press Briefing in Asaba, claimed it is a generational problem, advising that parents must responsibly observe their children closely as they grow, in order to avoid a devastating future bred by cultism.
The Attorney General further decried the incessant increase of these cultists who have now festered their nets into secondary and primary schools, causing havoc to society and bringing untold agony to their families and loved ones.
He furthere said that 63 accused persons were sentenced by the courts in 2017 for various criminal offences, stating that Deltans, especially those within the age brackets of 16-25 go to prisons every day for various degrees of offences.
The Justice Commissioner, however enumerated the statistics as follows: Kidnapping 12, Armed Robbery 29, Murder 17 and Rape and Defilement 5; maintaining that convictions were duly secured on these offences.
He assured that government would continue to do the needful to reduce the spate to the barest minimum, but admonished parents to play more of the roles of parenthood in the lives of their wards.
The Commissioner who recounted the successes achieved by his Ministry within the period under review, especially the technical aspects of law enforcements that were created and reformed to engage more globally acceptable modules for proper prosecution and legal service deliverables; assured Deltans that the government was not sleeping on its oars in ensuring a secure and crime free state.