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Southwest AGs Ratify Legal Framework For Amotekun


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

The Attorneys-Generals of the six Southwest states on Friday night met to put finishing touches to the required legal framework required for the newly formed Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Operation Amotekun.

This is in line with the constitutional requirements for Amotekun to be operational in combating security challenges within the Southwest states.

According to the details of the agreed framework, each of the Southwest states of Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti and Lagos will have its own legislation and its own security network operatives which will bear the name Amotekun Corps.

All the Attorneys-General of the Southwestern states were present at the meeting in contrast to when the absence of some state Governors at the inauguration of the Operation Amotekun outfit caused some outcry in the media.

Those in attendance include Prof Oyewole Oyewo (Oyo), Oluwafemi Akande (Osun), Olawale Fapohunda (Ekiti), Adekola Olawole (Ondo), Akingbolahan Adeniran (Ogun) and Moyosore Onigbanjo (Lagos) who was represented by the Director of Civil Litigation, S. A Quadri.

The meeting which started around 7 pm and lasted for about three hours behind closed doors at Davies Hotel, Bodija, Ibadan was also attended by the officials of the Southwest regional think tank, Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission, who were led by the Director-General, Seye Oyeleye.

Addressing journalists after the meeting in company of the other AGs, Prof Oyewo denied insinuations of any political meaning to the reason the meeting could not hold earlier on Thursday, as planned.


Southwest AGs Ratify Legal Framework For Amotekun

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