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Ogun assembly passes Amotekun bill

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

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

Sherif stated that the committee recommended that the bill do passed as approved by the Conference of Speakers of Southwest state legislators.

The majority leader moved the motion for the adoption of the report, seconded by Musefiu Lamidi and supported by the whole House.

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

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

OgunToday reports that the lawmakers had during the second reading of the bill on Feb. 20 stated that the bill was aimed to assist in maintaining law and order in the state.

They posited that the Amotekun corps would be a community policing body that would complement the work of other security agencies in the state.

The lawmaker stated that Amotekun was to curb criminal activities such as kidnapping, robbery, cultism and terrorism.

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