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‘Amotekun Remains Illegal Until Backed By Law’ – FG Insists

The minister of justice earlier made a  remark about the legality of Amotekun, a security outfit established by South west’s governors.

'Amotekun Remains Illegal Until Backed By  Law' - FG Insists

The minister of justice and Attorney General of the federation, Abubakar Malami, insists that, the Western Nigerian Security outfit codenamed Operation Amotekun remains an illegal entity.

The minister claimed to have been misinterpreted by the governors of the six southwestern states and their sympathisers across the federation.

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He however made this known in Abuja in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Dr. Umar Gwandu on Thursday.

He said;

No amount of effort to hide the truth will work. People could be carried away by sentimental or emotional inclinations, but truth remains apparently palpable.

The bottom line is that the current Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria does not accommodate formation of regional security architecture.

This is a fact which is undisputable and undeniable. Mr. Falana was prevaricating and circumlocuting using evasive techniques when he was asked by the media to justify the presence of lacuna within the law which could establish or protect the concept of regionalism in any operation in the country.

This arrangement called Amotekun is not backed by any law neither at the State nor at the Federal Government level. Amotekun, therefore, remains unconstitutional and illegal as already indicated.

The Federal Government appreciates that legally-minded Nigerians have started to eschew emotions by offering legal comments on the matter as against being carried away by other inclinations.

The Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice is committed to the rule of law and a constitutional democratic Federal Republic of Nigeria.


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