Ogun assembly passes Amotekun bill

Operation Amotekun

Ogun State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed a bill for a law to establish the Ogun State Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps.

Majority Leader, Yusuf Sherif, had presented the report of the Committee on Security and Strategy during plenary in Abeokuta.

Mr Sherif said the committee recommended that the bill be passed as approved by the Conference of Speakers of South West Legislature.

He moved the motion for the adoption of the report which was seconded by Musefiu Lamidi, a member of the House.

The whole house also supported the motion.

Sherif, thereafter, moved the motion for the third reading of the bill and was seconded by Sola Adams.

Clerk of the house, Deji Adeyemo, read the bill for the third time while Speaker Olakunle Oluomo ordered that a clean copy of the bill be forwarded to Governor Dapo Abiodun for assent.

The lawmakers had during the second reading of the bill on February 20 stated that the bill was to assist in maintaining law and order in the state.

According to them, the Amotekun corps would be a community policing body that would complement the work of other security agencies in the state.