Federal Government Declares Amotekun As An illegal Security Operatives.. Read Full Statement

Few days after the south west governors launch there security operatives Amotekun.The federal government in a statement released has declared that the security operatives is illegal.

This was revealed by The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami on Tuesday January 14 stated that the New inaugurated South West security operatives Amotekun is not backed by any law in the country and it’s only the federal government that is responsible for the security of libes and property of its citizens.

The statement reads in part;

The setting up of the paramilitary organization called “Amotekun” is illegal and runs contrary to the provisions of the Nigerian law.

“The 1999 amended Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has established the Police, Army, Navy and Airforce, and other numerous paramilitary organisations to act in defense of the country.

No Nigerian State Government whether singly or jointly has the legal right and competence to establish any form of organization or agency for the defence of Nigeria or any of its constituent parts.

It is against the provision of Item 45 of the Second Schedule of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) authorizing the Police and other Federal Government security services established by law to maintain law and order.

He further added that the law will take its natural course in relation to association to the organization.

Babatunde