Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has insisted that the South West security outfit, Amotekun will not be allowed to operate under the community policing initiative of the Nigeria Police Force.
Contrary to the position of Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Governor Akeredolu who spoke on Channels TV program, Sunrise Daily on Wednesday, said the regional security outfit will only collaborate with the police in ensuring security of lives and property in the region.
He maintained that this would be case for Amotekun since it is backed by enabling laws of the country.
“We have a President who has a listening ear, if IG is not ready to listen to us, we will go and meet the President; we will continue to make the case, we will not collapse Amotekun into community policing,” said the Governor.
“The Inspector General of Police should call for a discussion on the need for collaboration between the two security outfits, rather than collapsing Amotekun which was being backed by law, into community policing strategy.”