The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has again re-echoed his earlier stance that the establishment of operation Amotekun by Southwest governors is illegal.
Naija News recalls Malami, had described the security outfit as an illegal entity not known to the constitution of Nigeria and which can never be allowed to stand when it was launched but the governors said it has come to stay.
Reechoing his earlier stance on Operation Amotekun in Abuja in a statement by Umar Gwandu, his Special Assistant on Media, Malami maintained that there is no amount of sentiments that would make the Federal Government abandon the path of rule of law and trade of illegality in the administration of Nigeria.
The Attorney General of the Federation, who stressed that the Nigerian constitution makes no room for a regional army, pointed out that President Muhammadu Buhari‘s government was not at war with any of the states of the federation.
His words: “No amount of effort to hide the truth will work. People could be carried away by sentimental or emotional inclinations, but truth remains apparently palpable. The bottom line is that the current Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria does not accommodate formation of regional security architecture.
“This is a fact which is undisputable and undeniable. Mr. Falana was prevaricating and circumlocuting using evasive techniques when he was asked by the media to justify the presence of lacuna within the law which could establish or protect the concept of regionalism in any operation in the country.
“This arrangement called Amotekun is not backed by any law neither at the State nor at the Federal Government level. Amotekun, therefore, remains unconstitutional and illegal as already indicated.
“The Federal Government appreciates that legally-minded Nigerians have started to eschew emotions by offering legal comments on the matter as against being carried away by other inclinations.
“The Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice is committed to the rule of law and a constitutional democratic Federal Republic of Nigeria,” Malami opined.