Court restricts Amotekun from deploying officers to voting units

A Federal High Court in Osogbo has restricted Amotekun Corps officers from deploying officers to polling units for Saturday’s election. The People’s Democratic Party in Osun state had filed a lawsuit with the court, seeking an order to restrict the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to seek the assistance of Amotekun operatives for security during the vote. Judge Ayo Emmanuel issued the order on Thursday, restricting the Amotekun Corps as part of the security personnel deployed for the purpose of the Osun state governor election. “That the first defendant hereby refrains from requesting the deployment of the second defendant as part of the deployable security personnel for the purpose of the election of the governor of the state of Osun pending the determination of the summons of origin presented in this lawsuit . READ ALSO: Insecurity: Ondo Assembly will review Amotekun law – Official “That the second defendant hereby refrains from deploying or volunteering his officers, agents, personnel as part of the deployable security personnel for the purpose of the election of the governor of the state of Osun pending determination of the original summons filed in this lawsuit. “That the applicant must present an undertaking indemnifying the defendant in the event that this request is not granted in the first place.” Emmanuel adjourned the case until July 20. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Court restricts Amotekun from deploying officers to voting units