The Field Commander, Amotekun in Osun State, Jagunmolu Amitolu Shittu has debunked social media report that the security outfit won’t tolerate indecent dressing, abuse of Language. Saying, he would never lead Amotekun to trample human rights of the citizen.
This was disclosed in a statement issued on Saturday.
According to him, My attention has been drawn to a damaging but hatchet report credited to Independent Newspapers that myself, Jagunmolu Amitolu Shittu and the field commandant of Amotekun Corps in Osun said when our full operation commences, we will not tolerate indecent dressing and bastardization of Yoruba language at the empowerment program organized by Hon. L. B Ayeni.
“Ordinarily, I would have ignored the report, but for the image of Amotekun Corps and the effort of the success story since the inauguration of Amotekun, I must set the record straight for posterity sake.
“As a leading human rights activist with over 30years record in human rights and democratic movement, I can never lead a security organization that will violate human dignity in defence of our people.
“Moreover, as a man whose conviction on rule of law is unquestionable, I can not willfully violate the extant law and guideline that created the Amotekun corps with its mandate clearly stated in the Amotekun Law as passed by Osun State House of Assembly.
“And finally as a well travelled human rights crusader that has transversed all the continent of the world in pursuit of human rights, I can not reduce a security mission to protect our state to a petty approach to indecent dressing.
“I, therefore, will like to state clearly that the report was not only misleading, but a failed attempt to give Amotekun a bad name in.the face of our people. I never said that, I won’t ever say such and I seek all genuine patriots to support Amotekun Corp for a secured region as security by all will act as a shield for all.