The Federal Government has pronounced the security outfit by South-West states referred to as Operation Amotekun as illicit
In an announcement marked by the Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Dr Umar Gwandu, the administration said the foundation of Amotekun isn’t upheld by any known law in the land.
The announcement peruses to a limited extent: “The setting up of the paramilitary association called “Amotekun” is unlawful and negates the arrangements of the Nigerian law.
“The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as altered) has set up the Army, Navy and Airforce, including the Police and different various paramilitary associations with the end goal of the protection of Nigeria.
“As an outcome of this, no State Government, regardless of whether independently or in a gathering has the lawful right and fitness to set up any type of association or organization for the safeguard of Nigeria or any of its constituent parts.
“This is endorsed by the arrangement of Item 45 of the Second Schedule of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as altered) approving the Police and other Federal Government security administrations built up by law to keep up peace.
“The law will take its characteristic course in connection to over abundances related with association, organization and support in “Amotekun” or constant relationship with it as an affiliation.
“At last, it is critical to put on record that the Office of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice was not counseled on the issue.
“In the event that it had, legitimate data and direction would have been offered to guarantee that Nigeria’s protection and corporate element are saved consistently.”