Ekiti approves law establishing Amotekun

The Ekiti State Executive Council on Wednesday approved a bill for the establishment of the Ekiti State Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps.

The government of Ekiti State had earlier published the bill for a law to establish the State Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps on its website for citizenry access and understanding.

Three days ago, the state’s attorney general, Wale Fapohunda, presented the Draft Law for the establishment of Ekiti State Security Network codenamed: “Amotekun” to the governor, Kayode Fayemi, in Ado Ekiti.

In a statement signed by the chief press secretary to the governor, Yinka Oyebode, on Thursday, he said the meeting discussed the legal framework for the security outfit presented by Mr Fapohunda and approved it.

It also directed that the bill be forwarded to the State House of Assembly for legislative processing and subsequent passage into law.