Thursday, September 24, 2020

AMETOKUN: What Yoruba Elders expect from our Governors – Fasoranti

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Following controversies that have been trailing the launching of Operation AMOTEKUN in the southwest, the Leader of Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti today said all Yoruba Elders are fully in support of the security outfit and advised the Southwest governors to shun the Federal government’s declaration and go ahead with the initiative.

Also, six months after the gruesome murder of the daughter of the leader of Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Mrs Funke Olakunri, by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Benin/Ore road, the father of the deceased, Fasoranti, said investigation into the killing had since been abandoned.

Fasoranti who disclosed this while speaking to newsmen in his residence in Akure, Ondo State capital, alleged the Federal Government of plotting to halt the security outfit.

He also lamented that the federal government also frustrating investigation into the killing of her daughter

According to him, the family requested inquiry into the killing but expressed disappointment in the security agencies who informed the family that authorities had stopped the investigation into the matter.

He said he could not fathom any reason for resting the investigation by the Federal government and said
“We made a request that an enquiry should be conducted but the authorities said it should not be done.

Speaking on the position of the family over the development, Fasoranti said “we feel very bad and very hopeless.

Commending the south west governors over the Amotekun security initiative, the leader of Afenifere, advised the governors not to be cowed by the federal government to drop the security concept.

He lauded the initiative, saying the Amotekun security outfit will go a long way to protect the lives and property of the people of the region who elected the governors.

The Afenifere leader decried the rate of insecurity in the country and the region and “Amotekun is a welcome development, but they were being asked not to do it. The Governor of Ondo State, Akeredolu, insisted that they would do it.

Speaking on the declaration by the
Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, describing the security outfit as illegal, Fasoranti said “I think he is talking for somebody”

He said Malami was speaking on behalf of the federal government as there was no official declaration from the presidency.