South-West Governors
South-West Governors

Amotekun: Police IG To Meet South-West Governors       

Funsho Akinwale

Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police, will meet with the South-West governors over the controversial security outfit, Operation Amotekun.

The outfit was last year initiated by the governors over the incessant criminal activities in the south-west and to further complement the effort of the police in the region.

The initiative became a major discourse in the polity after the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, reportedly described the move as illegal before he later said that he was misquoted.

The security apparatus hit the track again after Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Adamu and Malami met with the governors in Abuja last week over the matter.

Confirming the meeting with the police IG, Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, who met with the police boss at the force headquarters in Abuja over Operation Amotekun and the raging local government crisis in his state, disclosed that Inspector Adamu had resolved to meet the governors to review the operation of the outfit.

“Everybody is aware of the issue with Amotekun, so we deliberated, we had an agreement in principle to have the governors of the South-West to meet with him (IG) to review the situation,” the governor stated.

“We are trying to build a new country where the rule of law is supreme, so everybody should be law-abiding, ensure that they don’t do anything that would create lawlessness.”

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