Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Amotekun Is Illegal, Says FG

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The much-celebrated security outfit code named Amotekun has been declared illegal by the federal government.

 The Attorney General of the federation, Abubakar Mallami (SAN), said security remains the exclusive preserve of the Federal Government.

In a statement signed by the Media Adviser, Dr Umar Gwandu says the outfit was illegal.
The statement put further the setting up of paramilitary called Amotekun remains Illegal and Runs contrary to the provision of the Nigerian law
 “The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) has established the army, navy and air force, including the police and other numerous paramilitary organisations for the purpose of the defence of Nigeria.
“As a consequence of this, no state government, whether singly or in a group has the legal right and competence to establish any form of organisation or agency for the defence of Nigeria or any of its constituent parts.
 “This is sanctioned by 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

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