‘Amotekun Not Under Your Watch’ Akeredolu Tells Police IG
The Governor of Ondo State, who is also the Chairman of the South – West Governors ’ Forum, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu , has declared that the South -West Security Network , Operation Amotekun, would not be subsumed under the Nigeria Police.
This was in reaction to the statement made by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity , Mr Garba Shehu , that the structure of the security agency would be defined by the Inspector- General of Police .
Akeredolu while speaking on a Channels TV programme, Sunrise Daily , on Wednesday , said the agency could not operate under community policing .
According to the governor, there was a collaboration between the police and the Amotekun corps in order to secure lives and property of people of the region .
He said it is a law that set up Amotekun and Amotekun operates under its own law and it’ s not going to be subsumed under any setup.
He further emphasized that the operation will not will work together with the police and any attempt to go against that will not be acceptable.