…Says there are similar outfits in the north
Ayo Adebanjo, a leader of Afenifere, Yoruba socio-political organisation, says the federal government has no right to declare Amotekun, a south-west security outfit, as illegal.
On Tuesday, Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, declared Amotekun illegal, saying security remains the exclusive preserve of the federal government. But in an interview with TheCable, Adebanjo said the AGF has no right to make such pronouncement. The elder statesman said the federal government ought to have gone to the court if it had anything against the outfit.
He said similar civilian organisations are operating in the north, wondering why the one in the south is considered illegal.
“He (Malami) has no right to declare the authority of state governments as illegal. If it is illegal, he should take them to court and beg the court to declare it illegal under the cons