Southwest Speakers, AGs Adopt Uniform Amotekun Corps Bill

The six Houses of Assembly in the southwest region has adopted on Wednesday a single legal document for the operation of Amotekun security outfit across the region.

President of the Southwestern State Speakers Conference Bamidele Oleyelogun broke the news after a conference meeting with the Attorneys General of the six Yoruba states in Ibadan.

Oleyelogun, who is the speaker of Ondo State section, said that the uniformity of the project would guarantee operational synergies in terms of working relationships, intelligence sharing, training and others among the Amotekun Corps in the six states which are Lagos, Oyo, Ondo, Ogun, Osun and Ekiti.

He explained that the conference will not rest until an acceptable law, which will give full legal support or backings to the security outfit, is passed.

At the meeting, speakers and AGs were able to make observations, suggestions and clear conflicting areas identified during public hearings held by each state.

They made a clause-by-clause resolution of the issues raised at public hearings.

The meeting was called to harmonize the different suggestions, observations and criticisms in the proposed law.

At the meeting were speakers Adebo Ogundoyin (Oyo); Timothy Owoeye (Osun); Bamidele David Oleyelogun (Ondo); Mudashiru Obasa (Lagos); Funminiyi Afuye (Ekiti) and Olakunle Oluomo (Ogun).

In addition to the attorney generals, the meeting was also attended by majority leaders, clerks of the six Houses of the Assembly, directors of Legal Departments and Presidents, House Security Committees, among other officials of the region’s legislatures.

The Houses of Assemblies are considering the bills in an accelerated way, with a view to giving legal support to the body.


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