South-West assemblies to consider Amotekun Bill next week

Amidst the controversies trailing the Amotekun initiative, the draft bill of the security outfit is set to received by the South-West Houses of Assembly.

The Attorney General of the Oyo State, Prof Oyewole Oyewo disclosed this in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, shortly after a meeting of the attorneys general of the South-West states.

He said the attorneys general of the six South-West states had completed work on the draft bill and were set to send it to the legislature for approval.

Oyewo, who spoke on behalf of the other attorneys-general said, “The carrying of arms is legislated by law and the Amotekun outfit will comply with all the laws of the land. We have an operational manual that will also be passed as part of the legal framework for each of the states.

“We deliberated on the plan to evolve a collaborative security network/agency in the South-West. We have been able to come up with a legal framework to back up the establishment of the security network in each of the states.

“Each of the states will have its own legislation and its own security network outfit that will bear the name Amotekun Corps. There will be a standard operational procedure that will also be in common and there will be an avenue for collaboration between the states.

“The draft bills will proceed to the State Houses of Assembly of each of the states and will be signed into law by the governors of each state. That is where we are now,” he added.

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