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FG Declares South-West Amotekun Illegal

The Federal Government has declared the newly launched South-West security outfit, Amotekun as illegal.

The Nigerian Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN) made the statement on Tuesday.

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The AGF through his aide Dr Umar Gwandu said the outfit is illegal, adding that the Attorney-General has the exclusive power to preserve security in the country.

“The setting up of the paramilitary organisation called Amotekun is illegal and runs contrary to the provisions of the Nigerian law.

“The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) has established the army, navy and air force, including the police and other numerous paramilitary organisations for the purpose of the defence of Nigeria.

“As a consequence of this, no state government, whether singly or in a group has the legal right and competence to establish any form of organisation or agency for the defence of Nigeria or any of its constituent parts.

“This is sanctioned by the provision of Item 45 of the Second Schedule of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) authorising the police and other Federal

Government security services established by law to maintain law and order.”

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