Amotekun laws will be constitutional – Ogun AG

The Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Ogun State, Akingbolahan Adeniran, in an interview with The PUNCH on Tuesday,  said that the draft of the bill on Operation Amotekun would be out in a few weeks.
He hinted that the bill would be domesticated in the state and would be different from any existing laws that created vigilante services.
According to him, once the  draft of the bill is finished, it will be transmitted to the state  House of Assembly and subjected to public opinions.
He said,  “We are in the process of preparing the draft. You can imagine that a law of this nature is complicated because it is of national interest in so many ways. It is of national interest because it is meant to cater for the security and wellbeing of various residents in various states.
 “Because of  the fear that people have in vigilante groups, although what is being set up is not a vigilante system, because of that fear, we also want to be sure that the laws being proposed will not be struck out by the Supreme Court in the future. We want to make sure that it is constitutional which is why we have taken a bit of time.
On when the drafting of the bill would end, the AG said,  “We are talking about weeks and probably years but I don’t want to comment because it is not only on my hands.”
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