Amotekun Corps: Southwest States to Pass Uniform Bill
The six Houses of Assembly in the Southwest will jointly adopt a single legal document which will make the practice and operation of Amotekun security outfit uniform across the region.
The Chairman, Conference of Speakers of South West States, Hon Oleyelogun Bamidele David gave the indication at a meeting of the conference held in Ibadan on Wednesday night.
Hon. Oleyelogun said the uniformity of the bill would ensure a synergy of operation in terms of working relationship, intelligence sharing, training and others among the Amotekun corps, across the six states for effective security operation and management.
The Chairman explained that the conference would not rest until an acceptable law which will give full legal backing to the security outfit is passed.
The meeting provided opportunity for the Southwest Speakers to meet with States’ Attorneys General on observations, suggestions and conflicting areas identified during the public hearings conducted by each state.
There were clause by clause deliberation of the various suggestions, observations and conflicting areas and points raised at the public hearing.
This was aimed at harmonizing the different suggestions, observations , reservations among others into the proposed law.
Aside from Attorneys General, the meeting also had in attendance, Majority Leaders, Clerks of the six states Houses of Assembly, Directors of Legal Departments and Chairmen House Committees on Security among other functionaries of the legislatures in the region.
The meeting was attended by Oyo Speaker- Hon Adebo Ogundoyin, Hon Timothy Owoeye – Osun , Hon Bamidele David Oleyelogun- Ondo , Hon Mudashiru Obasa – Lagos, Hon Funminiyi Afuye and Hon Olakunle Oluomo.