Abubakar Malami, Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) has reiterated the illegality of Yoruba initiated security outfit Operation Amotekun.
Malami made this known in a statement released by his Special Assistant on Media, Umar Gwandu. In the statement, AGF said the security outfit was against the law as there were no state and federal laws backing up the operation. Hence, the security outfit remained illegal in the eyes of the law and no amount of public outcry will change the law.
“No amount of effort to hide the truth will work. People could be carried away by sentimental or emotional inclinations, but truth remains apparently palpable. The bottom line is that the current Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria does not accommodate formation of regional security architecture.
“This is a fact which is undisputable and undeniable. Mr. Falana was prevaricating and circumlocuting using evasive techniques when he was asked by the media to justify the presence of lacuna within the law which could establish or protect the concept of regionalism in any operation in the country.
“This arrangement called Amotekun is not backed by any law neither at the State nor at the Federal Government level. Amotekun, therefore, remains unconstitutional and illegal as already indicated.