A lawyer, Chief Malcolm Emokinovo Omirhobo has on Friday filed a suit at a Federal High Court in Lagos, to challenge the declaration of Amotekun as illegal by the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.
Joined as defendants in the suit are; the President of Nigeria, Attorney General of the Federation, National Assembly, Inspector General of Police, The Army, Navy and Air Force.
Also joined in the suit are Attorney-Generals of Lagos State, Ogun State, Oyo State, Ondo State, Osun Sttate, Ekiti, Zamfara, Gombe, Kano, Katsina, Kaduna, Niger, Borno, Bauchi, Jigawa, Kebbi, Sokoto, and Yobe States.
Omirhobo is asking the court to decide whether it is discriminatory, improper , illegal, unlawful unconstitutional and undemocratic for the Nigerian government to support the transformation, institutionalization and implementation of Sharia and the use of Sharia Police (HISBAH) running parallel with the Nigerian Police Force in the defendant northern States with Public funds while refusing to support the establishment of Operation Amotekun, a vigilante secular security outfit, set up within the context of a Federal system of Government to augment and complement the Nigerian Police.
He is also asking the court to decide whether by the clear interpretation of the provisions of sections 1(1) and 10 of the 1999 Constitution, it is proper , legal, lawful ,constitutional and democratic for the defendants to transform, institutionalize and implement Sharia in their States with Public funds taking into cognizance the fact that Nigeria is a secular State.
The plaintiff wants the court to decide whether the provisions of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is the supreme law of Nigeria and its provisions have binding force on all the Defendants and all persons and authorities in Nigeria.