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Amotekun: Security Outfit Personnel To Carry Arms – Oyo Commissioner


Amotekun is Southwest’s new security outfit (Photo: Daily Trust)

Oyo State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof. Oyelowo Oyewo, has said that there would a provision for carrying of arms in the bill to legislate Operation Amotekun.

Oyewo, who disclosed this to reporters in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, said the Amotekun corps would adhere to extant laws, including the Firearms Act and Prohibition Law.

He said: “There is a law on bearing of arms, there is a provision in the Amotekun laws that is in compliance with the extant law in Nigeria. You can’t bear arms without permit.”

Meanwhile, the Ondo State Government has approved a draft bill for the exclusive legal framework of Operation Amotekun.

State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, disclosed this on Wednesday while addressing journalists after the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting in Akure, the state capital.

According to Ojogo, the legislation would thrive on a robust relationship with Nigerians, adding that the bill would soon become law.

He said: “The Ondo State Executive Council today approved a draft bill of the Ondo State Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps code-named “Operation Amotekun.”


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