FG insists Operation Amotekun is illegal


The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) is insisting that the South-West security arrangement, Operation Amotekun, is illegal..

Malami spoke again on behalf of the Federal Government.
He said any security arrangement not supported by extant laws remained illegal.

A statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Dr Umar  Gwandu, noted that the minister made the statement during a Radio Nigeria programme “Nationwide Politics.”.


He quoted Malami as insisting that regional security architectural arrangement by states is not tolerated by the Constitution.


The minister said, “The planning, execution, consummation of whatever security arrangement must be naturally grounded in law, rooted in the constitution and tolerated by the law.

“For any arrangement to stand within the law, the bottom line is that constitutionality and legality must be factored.


“Provided that there is an aberration relating to constitutional compliance, I think the right thing to do is to ensure constitutionality and legality both in spirit, planning, concept, and consummation.”