Southwest Will Challenge FG’s for Declaring Amotekun Illegal – Akintoye

Prof Banji Akintoye, the leader of the Yoruba World Congress on Tuesday says the southwest will challenge the declaration of Amotekun after it was declared as illegal by the Federal Government in court.

Akintoye, a renowned historian said that his group await the position of the South-West governors on the development.

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Recall that the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami had said the outfit created to face security challenges in the region is illegal, saying provision of security is the exclusive right of the Federal Government.

Having spoken scores of lawyers, Akintoye in an interview with Punch said they have told him that the Federal Government’s pronouncement on the South-West Security Network codenamed Operation Amotekun was illegal.

He therefore stated that his group will wait till tomorrow morning to hear what the governors will say.

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“However, Amotekun is no longer the affairs of the governors alone, it has become a property of the Yoruba people.

“We Yoruba people will respond to the position of scores of lawyers I have spoken to about this is that the action of the Federal Government itself is illegal.

“All the lawyers said the action of the Federal Government was illegal and that the Yoruba people should pursue it in court.

“We will wait for our lawyers on how to pursue it legally.

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