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Fayemi signs Amotekun bill into law

Fayemi signs Amotekun bill into law
March 16
15:51 2020

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, has signed the state security network and Amotekun corps bill into law.


The governor signed the bill at the government house in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, on Monday.

With the development, Ekiti joins Ondo, Oyo and Osun states which had earlier signed the bill.

Speaking at the event, Fayemi said the law will localise security operations and promote the safety of lives and properties.


He said the security of the Ekiti people remains a core part of his administration, warning criminals to desist from their actions.

“Amotekun will get them and they will be prosecuted,” he said.

“Let me clarify that Amotekun will help the police to arrest, gather intelligence and information, arrest and prosecution of criminals, tackle illegal mining, land trespass, cattle rustling, destruction of crops, trespass into farmlands, cultism, highway robbery, among others.


“Amotekun is not a substitute for the existing security networks, but a compliment to it. It is not for Ekiti people alone, but for everybody. As long as you are resident in Ekiti, you will enjoy the right to be protected, so it is not for the indigenes alone.

“Crime fighting is a collective responsibility. Those perpetrating crimes are living among us and let us be vigilant and help the Amotekun Corps fish out criminals in our midst.”
The federal government had earlier opposed the south-west governors’ original proposition of Amotekun as a regional security outfit.

The governors later reached an agreement for it to run as a state effort.



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