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Amotekun: Ogun State Takes First Step, Approves Bill



Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun

Daniel Ojukwu

The Ogun State Government has approved the bill proposing the creation of the Western region security outfit, Amotekun.

The approval was given at the State Executive Council meeting in Abeokuta.

Confirming the development, Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Kunle Somorin, said the meeting lasted 10 hours.

He said, “We presented the bill for the creation of the Ogun State Security Network Agency or what many call the Amotekun Corp Bill of 2020.

“Today, the Executive Council of Ogun State met and adopted a draft as amended of a bill for a law to establish the Ogun State Security Network Agency. This agency will comprise of the Amotekun Corp and this bill will be transmitted to the House of Assembly before the end of this week.

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“It made all the Attorney Generals of the Southwest zone including Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo, and Lagos States to come together with the intervention of the DAWN commission that has been piloting the process, and we are able to have a draft model bill to be adopted by each of the states in accordance with their local circumstances and situations as the need arises.”

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