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Ekiti, Ondo approves Amotekun bill

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The South West Security Outfit, Amotekun has continue to enjoy swift deliberations despite being in controversial state with the Federal Government.

Ekiti State and Ondo State Government has approved the Amotekun Bill as well as Ogun state.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Yinka Oyebode said the bill for the creation of Amotekun corps was given approval after extensive deliberation by the state council.

He explained the presentation of the bill before the State Council followed the earlier approval by the Attorney Generals and Commissioners of Justice of the six Southwest states.

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The Ondo State Executive Council has approved a Draft Bill of the Ondo State Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps code named “Operation Amotekun”.

The Bill will be transmitted to the House of Assembly for legislative scrutiny after which it would be passed into law.

 

“This evening, the Executive Council of Ekiti State met and carefully considered the bill for the creation of Ekiti State Security Network Agency after extensive deliberation.

“The Council adopted the security outfit sequel to the earlier approval by the Attorney Generals and Commissioners of Justice of the six Southwest states.

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“So, the bill will be transmitted early tomorrow (Thursday) to  the House of Assembly to give legal backing to the Ekiti State Security Network Agency otherwise called Amotekun corps.

Speaker Funminiyi Afuye has said the House will pass the bill proposal for the creation of Ekiti State Security Network Agency and Amotekun corps on Wednesday.

Speaking in a telephone chat with our correspondent, Afuye who said though it has not officially received the bill,  the House will receive, deliberate and pass the bill on Thursday for onward transmission for Governor’s assent.

He noted that the Ekiti State Security Network bill, when enacted, would stem the tide of kidnapping, banditry, armed robbery and other manifestation of criminalities that have continued to constitute hindrances to people’s normal social and economic life.

In an exhaustive session of deliberations, Council took time to peruse every detail contained in the Bill presented by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Kola Olawoye, SAN.

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It was then prepared ready for transmission to the House of Assembly for passage.

The Draft Bill has 6 Parts and 44 sections

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