Ekiti Attorney General submits draft bill on Amotekun

A draft bill for the establishment of Ekiti State Security network Agency and Amotekun corps will be presented to the State House of Assembly for consideration and passage.

The proposed bill with 38 provisions will also provide a legal framework and operational guideline for the propose Western Nigeria Joint Security Network codenamed Amotekun.

Ekiti state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice wale Fapohunda said during the presentation of the bill Ado Ekiti that the idea followed the agreement reached by Attorney Generals of the south-west states to present the bill to their Governors for immediate actions.

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Mr Fapohunda stressed that the bill which would regulate the activities of the security outfit would also empower the people to report any possible cases of violation of human rights, abuse of power and corruption against the personnel of the outfit

He announced that the bill would be published on the websites of the states where by citizens could read through the content of the bill for better understanding.

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Receiving the copy of the bill Governor Kayode Fayemi noted that the Amotekun initiative was basically to protect every Nigerians residing in the south-west states regardless of their tribes and not about Yoruba people alone as being speculated.

The Governor maintained that the security outfit was an extension of community policing assented to by the president and communicated to the police formation across Nigeria.

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He noted that the south-west Governors have decided to give the processes necessary attention in their states so that the bill could be signed into law simultaneously by Friday this week after passage.

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