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Amotekun Remains Illegal, Buhari Slams Tinubu, Southwest Leaders




The Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, Abubakar Malami has told Bola Tinubu as well as other Southwestern leaders that Amotekun is illegal.


Jameela News understands that Malami, made this point on behalf of the Buhari-led administration, in his capacity as Minister of Justice, hours after the All Progressive Congress, APC, national patriot, Tinubu, justified the creation of the security network.

In a statement released by Malami’s Special Adviser on Media and Public Relations, Dr Umar Gwandu, on Thursday, the AGF maintained that no amount of sentiment would legalise the establishment of a regional-based security entity like Amotekun in Nigeria.


He said: “By asking state governments of Southwestern Nigeria to “proceed to enact the necessary laws”, in justifying the legality of the establishment and operation of Amotekun, Falana is reaffirming federal government’s stance that the establishment of the operation currently is illegal.

No amount of effort to hide the truth will work. People can be carried away by sentimental or emotional inclinations, but the truth remains apparently palpable.

The bottom line is that the current Nigerian constitution does not accommodate the formation of regional security architecture. This is a fact which is indisputable and undeniable


Falana is prevaricating and circumlocution using evasive techniques when he was asked by the media to justify the presence of lacuna within the law which can establish or protect the concept of regionalism in any operation in the country.

He was unable to supply an answer to the question and failed to cite relevant laws that back the argument.

It is interesting that no matter the situation, truth prevails. This arrangement called Amotekun is not backed by any law neither at the state nor at the federal government level.

Amotekun, therefore, remains unconstitutional and illegal as already indicated.

The federal government appreciates that legally minded Nigerians have started to eschew emotions by offering legal comments on the matter as against being carried away by other inclinations.

The office of the attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice is committed to the rule of law and a constitutional democratic Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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