The controversial zonal security outfit, Operation Amotekun appears to be edging towards take off as the attorneys-general of the six south-western states that formed the scheme claimed that they have perfected all legal frameworks required to legalise it.
Prof. Oyewo who spoke with newsmen on behalf of others after the meeting said “The meeting of the attorneys-general of the six south-west states just concluded and we deliberated on the plan to evolve a collaborative security network/agency in the region.
He said, “We have been able to come up with a legal framework to back the establishment of such a security network in each of the states. So each of the states will have its own legislation and its own security network corp that will bear the name, Amotekun Corps,” he said.
He also said that the bill would be sent to the various state houses of assembly after it has been seen by the state executive councils (SEC) of the respective states, so that there would be uniformity across the six states of Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti and Lagos, adding that he was optimistic that the bill would not take too long before being passed into law by the respective states.
Oyewo reiterated that Amotekun would complement the existing security structure in the country, adding that it would be using the local intelligence.