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Amotekun Bill to Be Signed on Friday

Indications have shown that governors of the southwest states are likely to sign the bill that will aid the commencement of the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN) codenamed Operation Amotekun.

According to reports, the legal hurdle will be cleared this week and the Houses of Assembly in the six states – Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ondo, and Ekiti – are expected to pass the regional security outfit’s operational bill for the governors to give assent on Friday.

Ekiti Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi had on Monday announced that the governors have decided to make the outfit operational when he received the bill’s draft from Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice Olawale Fapounda (SAN).

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iDONSABI reports that Operation Amotekun was launched by the governors on January 9 in Ibadan, Oyo state.

Reacting to the launch, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister for Justice Abubakar Malami, declared the outfit illegal, saying the Constitution has no room for a regional security outfit as security is on the Exclusive list.

While the governors insisted that it was the only way for them to protect their people from kidnapping for ransom and other violent crimes, they met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who intervened.

After the meeting headed bu Osinbajo on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari, it was agreed that each of the states should legalise the security outfit.


Amotekun Bill to Be Signed on Friday

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