The Osun State commandant of the regional security network, Amotekun, Amitolu Shittu, has disclosed that the new security agency will not tolerate incorrect speaking of the Yoruba language when it starts it’s full operation in March 2021.
Speaking at the recently held empowerment programme initiated by a member of the federal parliament, Lawrence Babatunde Ayeni (APC, Ilesha Constituency 1), Shittu who is the commander said that although Nigeria’s constitution provides for individual freedom of association it did not provide youth to dress indecent or speak incorrect Yoruba language.
The Amotekun corps, which was established to help secure internal security across the six Southwest states, seems to have deviated from its main mandate.
Meanwhile, Nigerians have reacted to the statement made by Shittu, as they accuse the new security operative of trying to bore the same similarities and tactics with northern Hisbah police.
See reactions below.
The Osun Regional Head of Amotekun says they will not “tolerate” indecent dressing or incorrect speaking of Yoruba language.
Who defines “indecent dressing”?
What’s “incorrect” Yoruba?
Amotekun is yet to kick off but as their name implies, they are already talking like animals.
— #OurFavOnlineDoc 🩺🇳🇬🇬🇧💎 (@DrOlufunmilayo) December 4, 2020
The branch of Amotekun that seems to be morphing into Hisbah is that of Osun State. The Governor, like Makinde of Oyo, needs to nip these potential excesses in the bud. It is time for Oyetola to take responsibility for the actions of the vigilante group and express it clearly.
— Jamal (@JajaPhD) December 4, 2020
Heard Amotekun would be checking out indecent dressing now and speaking of incorrect Yoruba language Lol. Better we cub them now before them turn sarspromax. .#EndSARS
— OMOOBA OSUN🤴🏻 (@Donhadex) December 4, 2020
1. I suspect Osun Amotekun leaning towards another Hisbah (moral police) is deliberate. Besides Amotekun in Oyo, other outfits (Ondo, Osun etc) don’t seem to be working, nor focused. It cud be a script written by the police & FG, to show us why “state police,” can/will be abused.
— NEFERTITI (@firstladyship) December 4, 2020