The Osun Security Network, also known as the Amotekun Corps, has been prohibited from taking part in the gubernatorial election on Saturday by a Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was also ordered by the court not to use any members of the Amotekun Corps as part of the security forces that would be deployed during the election.
Amotekun was issued a warning not to participate in the governor election as a volunteer or member of the security force.
Part of the order reads, “That the 1st defendant (INEC) is hereby restrained from requesting the deployment of the second defendant (AMOTEKUN) as part of the security personnel deployable for the purpose of Osun 2022 governorship election pending the determination of the originating summons filed in the suit.”
Speaking on the court order, Hashim Abioye stated, “With this order, it is forbidden for the INEC to make use of Amotekun as part of the security personnel to be drafted for the election.
“As I speak to you, those concerned, the INEC, police and other relevant agencies, have been appropriately served.”