A leader of the new security outfit, Amotekun, on Monday, stormed the Ekiti State House of Assembly dressed in combat regalia endowed with ‘juju’
The Amotekun leader was at the State Assembly to attend a public hearing on the security outfit.
He gave his submission on the security initiative.
The Ekiti Assembly had earlier passed the Amotekun bill transmitted by Governor Kayode Fayemi into law.
It could be recalled that South-west Governors had last Thursday met with the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu, over the establishment of Amotekun.
The IGP and the governors all reached an agreement during the stakeholders’ summit on community policing
Commissioners of Police, Commissioner for Justice from the six states in the region, Royal fathers, Community Development Committees (CDCs), other security agencies and stakeholders were at the Summit held in the Lagos State Government House, Alausa, Ikeja.
Speaking to newsmen after the meeting, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu stated that Amotekun is not a regional but community initiative.
“It is clear that community policing, which the Nigeria police is anchoring is one that will benefit all of us from the ward up to the state level,” he said.
“We have made things clear to everybody, and we want all of us to know now that when we said we are having Amotekun, it is not that we are creating regional police, Amotekun is not regional police.”
“Amotekun is state-based because we don’t have regions in the country anyway. We only have states and all of us have agreed that when you have laws in your respective states backing Amotekun or any security outfit, then you can go ahead for as long as it is within the legal bond.”