I never said Amotekun is illegal – AGF Malami backtracks report.
The attorney general of the federation has denied reports of him declaring the South-West region’s security outfit codename Amotekun illegal.
In an interview on Radio Nigeria, Malami said if the security outfit is not adequately backed by law, another government can declare it illegal.
Part of his statement quoted below;
The planning, execution, and consummation of any security arrangement must be naturally grounded in law, rooted in the constitution and tolerated by the law.
For any arrangement to stand within the law, the bottom line is that constitutionality and legality must be factored.
I never said Amotekun is illegal – AGF
Provided that there is an aberration relating to constitutional compliance, I think the right thing to do is to ensure constitutionality and legality in spirit, planning, concept, and consummation.
You cannot independently, unilaterally operate in the provision of the constitution without recourse to the constitutional authority that is the bottom line.
In the circumstances of Amotekun, it is the idea of unilateral control that it is a problem without recourse to the institutional and constitutional arrangement that is put in place by our constitution.
It is coming a few days after supporters of Amotekun staged a massive protest across the South-West region.
The director of contacts and mobilization, Comrade Victor Taiwo, had on Saturday issued a statement calling the Yorubas to come in their large numbers to stage the protest in support of Operation Amotekun.
The protest organized by Yoruba World Congress (YWC), led by Senator Banjo Akintoye, organized the protest in Lagos, Abeokuta, Osogbo, Akure, and Ado-Ekiti.