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Amotekun Will Fail Because Soldiers Are Heading It – Alao-Akala

Alao Akala

Alao Akala

Ex Oyo State governor, Adebayo Alao-Akala has come out to say that security outfit, Amotekun will fail everywhere else, except in Lagos State.

Akala recently revealed that he expects Amotekun to not serve its purpose because the right people were not appointed to head it.

According to him, appointing retired Army officers as director-generals of Amotekun in the SouthWest region is totally wrong because a soldier cannot be expected to run the outfit successfully.

He added that army officers are forceful in their approach, unlike a retired senior police officer who will be more respected.

His words, “The Amotekun Corp will fail in the South-West states except for Lagos. The outfit is supposed to take care of the security of the people and their property across the zone but it will fail in every state except Lagos because the right people were not appointed to head it.

“You cannot expect a soldier to head Amotekun successfully. A police officer is trained especially on internal security management. If fundamentally the foundation is weak whatever you want to put on it would be weak. When you have a soldier there, he is taught how to kill. The governors don’t get it right by appointing ex-military men to head the outfits in the other states.

“If a retired senior police officer was appointed as the head of the Amotekun outfit in a state, the Commissioner of Police in the state would respect him as his former superior. A retired Army officer would want to be forceful in his approach. Remember that only the police can prosecute criminals, Amotekun cannot, so they need the cooperation of the police.

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