Amotekun: FG, Southwest Governors Agree To Have Legal Framework

Amotekun: FG, Southwest Governors Agree To Have Legal Framework

David Ugbabe

Following the meeting held in Abuja, between Southwest Governors and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday, reports have it that they have agreed on developing a legal framework for the newly established security outfit, Operation Amotekun.

The Chairman, Southwest Governors’ Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu, spoke with newsmen at the end of the meeting.

He said, “We held a very fruitful discussion, the meeting was presided over by the Vice President, we have rubbed minds and all of us have agreed on the way forward, most important one is that we have agreed to have a legal framework backing Amotekun and this legal framework is going to be one all of us will look at and ensure that it goes without any hindrance."

According to him, the establishment of Amotekun has not been put on hold, but would work in the form of community policing which the Federal Government had been championing.

Meanwhile, Vice President Osinbajo through via his twitter handle wrote, "The meeting was at the instance of the Governors who had asked to see President Muhammadu Buhari. It was agreed that the structure of Amotekun should also align with the Community Policing strategy of the Federal Government"

He further wrote, "Fruitful and unanimous resolutions were made on the way forward in a meeting today with South West Governors, the Attorney General of the Federation and the Inspector General of Police over the controversy surrounding the Amotekun Initiative."

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