Southwest governors have stipulated a law which frowns at any form of assault launched against operatives of yoruba initiated security outfit, Operation Amotekun.
The law has mandated a N250,000 fine on anyone found guilty of assaulting an Amotekun operative.
This is contained in Section 36 of the Ekiti State Security Network Agency Bill 2020.
It states “Any person who wilfully hinders, delays, obstructs or assaults a member of the Ekiti State Amotekun Corps in the course of the exercise of his lawful duties under this law shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term of one month or to a fine not exceeding two hundred and fifty thousand naira only (N250,000.00) or to both such fine and imprisonment.”
The law also mandates that the security organisation must have a leader who is a retired law enforcement agent and whose rank must not be below the rank of a Major or its equivalent.
Section 14 reads in part, “There shall be appointed by the governor, a corps commander for the agency, who shall be a retired law enforcement officer or military officer not below the rank of a major or its equivalent in other security services.
“The corps commander shall be a person with at least 10 years cognate experience in security matters; (b) be responsible for the day-to-day running of the affairs of the Ekiti State Amotekun Corps and implementation of the decisions of the board; (c) hold meetings with his counterparts in other states, particularly Ogun, Lagos, Ondo, Osun and Oyo states on a quarterly basis or as may be collectively determined by the corps commanders in those dates.”