DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the spokesperson of the Ogun state police command, has called on Nollywood actors and the censor’s board to regulate the kind of movies they put out to reduce the menace of money rituals in the society.
He also called on religious bodies to stop preaching about prosperity but teach young ones about morality to reduce the crime rate in the society.
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Oyeyemi made the call while parading the 18-year-old man, Soliu Majekodunmi, who conspired with his friends to kill his girlfriend for money rituals in the state.
While speaking to newsmen, Oyeyemi said these suspects learn the evil acts form the movies they watch.
“This can only be described as a superlative degree of callousness. It is despicable and barbaric at this time for somebody to still have it in mind that money can be made if he sacrifices the life of a fellow human being.
More so, what is it that teenagers want to use money for that will lead them to this type of heinous crime? It is still beyond the comprehension of a normal human being
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I want to say that many parents have failed in their responsibilities. This is a result of bad parenting. It is a result of complete failure of parental responsibility because if this thing has not been encouraged by the parents, I do not believe that any properly brought up child will want to embark on this type of criminality.
I also want to advise that the generality of people have a lot of work to do, the religious bodies, entertainment bodies and everybody that has one thing or the other on protecting life and properties.
The religious bodies should stop preaching only prosperity, you should be preaching morality more than the way you preach prosperity. Nollywood actors and the movie censors board have a lot to do to regulate the type of film they produce because some of them(ritual suspects) learn it in movies.”he said.
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