IG, South-West Govs To Meet, Reps Plan Amotekun Law

The  Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, is to meet with South-West governors over Operation Amotekun. The six South-West governors set up the security outfit to complement the efforts of the police in tackling insecurity in the geopolitical zone. The initiative drew mixed reactions from individuals and groups across the country.  And the outfit appeared doomed... Continue Reading →

Amotekun Proposed Law: Personnel Will Have Power To Arrest Criminals, Says AG

Lagos, Ogun and Ekiti states are leading the drafting of model bills on the  South-West security outfit, Operation Amotekun. The Ekiti State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Wale Fapohunda, who gave this indication in an interview with one of our correspondents on Sunday, also said operatives of Amotekun, would have the power to arrest... Continue Reading →

Apologise To Nigerians For Declaring Amotekun Illegal Now! – Femi Falana Asks AGF Malami

Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana (SAN) has called on the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, (SAN) to apologize to Nigerians for misleading them on the legal status of the South-west security outfit, Amotekun. Recall that Malami declared Amotekun as illegal and unconstitutional on the... Continue Reading →

Operation Amotekun: Presidency, Govs’ Meeting Called Off, South-West Holds Rallies

A scheduled meeting between the Presidency and the South-West governors on the Western Nigeria Security Network, Operation Amotekun, was called off on Tuesday. It is now rescheduled for Thursday (tomorrow). While the South-West governors could not meet the Presidency on Tuesday, various groups in the zone held rallies in state capitals in support of Amotekun. ... Continue Reading →

Operation Amotekun: We’re Not Targeting Any Ethnic Group, South West Govs Address Fears.

The Chairman of the South-West Governors’ Forum and Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu,  on Sunday, said the regional security outfit, Operation Amotekun, was not targeted at any non-Yoruba ethnic group. Akeredolu, who stated this in a statement in Akure by the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Donald Ojogo,  said discourse on Operation... Continue Reading →

Amotekun: Govs To Meet Buhari As Soyinka, Agbakoba, Others Lampoon AGF

The South-West governors will meet the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.),  over the Federal Government’s declaration of the Western Nigeria Security outfit, Operation Amotekun, as illegal. Punch NG gathered that the talks with the President would be preceded by a meeting of the South-West governors this week. The Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar... Continue Reading →

“Amotekun Is Illegal” – Attorney General Malami Opens Up (Must Read)

The setting up of the paramilitary organization called Amotekun is illegal and runs contrary to the provisions 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 organizations for the purpose of the defense of... Continue Reading →

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