Confusion As AGF, Malami Disagrees With VP, Southwest Governors Over Amotekun

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The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, Thursday, insisted that the Southwest , Operation Amotekun, is illegal and unknown to the Nigerian Constitution

The minister said in a issued by his Assistant Media, Dr. Umar Gwandu, that no amount of sentiments would make the Federal Government abandon the path of rule of in running the country affairs.

He said: “No amount of effort to hide the truth will work. People could be carried away by sentimental or emotional inclinations, but the truth remains apparently palpable.

“The bottom line is that the current Constitution of the does not accommodate the formation of regional security architecture.

“This is a which is indisputable and undeniable. Mr. Falana prevaricating and circumlocuting using evasive techniques when he asked by the media to justify the presence of lacuna within the which could establish or protect the concept of regionalism in any operation in the country.

“This arrangement called Amotekun is not backed by any neither at the State nor at the Federal Government level. Amotekun, therefore, remains unconstitutional and illegal as already indicated.

“The Federal Government appreciates that legally-minded have started to eschew emotions by offering legal comments the matter as against being carried away by inclinations.

“The Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice is committed to the rule of law and a constitutional democratic .”

The minister had issued the a few minutes before Vice President Yemi met with the six West governors to resolve the crises trailing the establishment of the Amotekun.

At the which attended by Malami and the Inspector-General of the Police, Mohammed Adamu, the federal government and the governors agreed that necessary legal instruments would be put in place by each of the states to give legal backing to the Amotekun and address all operational on the initiative.

However, the AGF has not withdrawn his on the illegality of the security network at the time of filing this report