BREAK: [Osun 2022] Court bans Amotekun from performing election duties

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A Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, the capital of Osun state, banned Osun’s security network, codenamed Amotekun Corps, from participating in Saturday’s gubernatorial election.

The court order also mandated the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to use the Amotekun Corps as part of the personnel to be deployed to provide security during the elections.

The order warned Amotekun not to serve as security personnel or volunteers in the guber election.

Part of the order reads: “That the 1st Accused (INEC) is hereby barred from requesting the deployment of the 2nd Accused (AMOTEKUN) as part of the security personnel deployable for the purposes of the election from the governor of Osun in 2022 pending determination of the original subpoena filed in the lawsuit.

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Speaking on the court order, Hashim Abioye said, “With this order, INEC is prohibited from using Amotekun as part of the security personnel to be drafted for the election.

“As I speak to you, those affected, INEC, the police and other relevant agencies, have been served appropriately.”

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