- Yoruba elders have asked President Buhari to call Malami to order
- The group described the statement by Malami as provocative and unbecoming of such an exalted office
- Going further, the group said what the governors did had the blessings of every son and daughter of the Yoruba nation
President Buhari has been urged to call the minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation, Abubakar Malami, to order.
The Senior Elders’ Forum of the Yoruba Council of Elders made the call following his declaration that ‘Amotekun’ is illegal.
Col. Ade Agbede (rtd), who spoke on behalf of the forum of the YCE, described the statement by Malami as provocative and unbecoming of such an exalted office.
Agbede said ‘Amotekun’ “is a Yoruba project and what the governors did had the blessings of every son and daughter of the Yoruba nation.
“It sounds absurd and ludicrous that a security initiative made to secure the lives and property of the people that voted the governors into power could be declared illegal, whereas the marauders parading themselves as herdsmen, who have been kidnapping, killing, maiming and assaulting our people have been moving about freely," he added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a Nigerian elder statesman and prominent lawyer, Afe Babalola, discredited the declaration of the country's attorney-general, Abubakar Malami, that 'Amotekun', the security outfit of the southwest, is illegal.
Babalola argued that there is no Nigerian law that forbids the establishment of such a security outfit.
The legal luminary said he disagrees with Malami because the formation of Amotekun is constitutional, especially as it has to do with concerns over public safety and protection of lives.
"There is no law in Nigeria which prevents citizens from being able to secure their lives and properties.
"Indeed without protecting the right to life and property, no other right can be exercised as one has to be alive to enforce other rights as guaranteed in the constitution," Afe Babalola said.
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