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6. Tenure of Office.
8. Meetings and proceedings of the Ekiti State Security Network Agency Governing Board.
9. The Ekiti State Amotekun Corps Commander.
10. The Legal Adviser and other Staff of the Ekiti State Security Network Agency.
11. Zones of the Command.
12. Establishment of the Ekiti State Amotekun
13. Powers of the Ekiti State Amotekun
14. Criteria for enlistment into the Ekiti State Amotekun
15. Composition of the Ekiti State Amotekun
16. Appointment of Corps Ambassadors.
17. Identification of the Amotekun
18. Register of Ekiti State Amotekun
19. Internal Audit and Investigations Unit.
20. Establishment of Independent Amotekun Corps Complaints Board.
21. Remuneration of the Independent Amotekun Corps Complaints Board.
22. Exemption from Liability.
23. Appeal against the decision of the Complaints Board.
24. Records of Arrest.
25. Funds of the Ekiti State Security Network Agency.
26. Gifts, donations, grants and endowments.
27. Annual Reports and Estimates.
28. Acts done in the course of duty.
29. Pre-Action Notice.
30. Obstruction of Amotekun Corps Member in the performance of His duty.
31. Application of the Pensions Law.
32. Power to make Regulations.
This Law may be cited as the Ekiti State Security Network Agency Law and shall come into force on the ……… day of …………………….., 2020.
In this Law, unless the context otherwise requires:
「Agency」 means the Ekiti State Security Network Agency established by this Law;
「Amotekun」 is the symbol of the Ekiti State Amotekun Corps depicted by the image of a Leopard;
「Arms」 means firearms properly licensed by the Police;
「Attorney-General」 means the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice of Ekiti State;
「Governor」 means the Governor of Ekiti State;
「Ministry of Justice」 means the Ministry of Justice of Ekiti State;
「Ekiti State Amotekun Corps」 means officials engaged under the Ekiti State Amotekun Corps established by this Law;
「Police」 has the same meaning as provided in the Nigeria Police Act;
「State」 means Ekiti State of Nigeria; and
「Tag」 means a badge which includes the name and identification number of a member of the Ekiti State Amotekun Corps.
(1) There is established the Ekiti State Security Network Agency.
(2) The Ekiti State Security Network Agency shall:
(a) be a body corporate with perpetual succession and common seal;
(b) have power to sue and be sued in its corporate name; and
(c) be capable of acquiring, holding, managing and disposing of properties movable or immovable, for the purpose of exercising the objectives and functions specified in this Law.
3. The Agency shall work with similar Security Network Agencies in other States of the Federation and in particular, shall collaborate with other Security Network Agencies in Ogun, Lagos, Ondo, Osun and Oyo States.
(b) collaborate with similar security network agencies, particularly in Ogun, Lagos, Ondo, Osun and Oyo States to deter kidnapping, terrorism, cattle rustling, cultism, highway robbery and other offences and to assist the Police in apprehending such criminals;
(c) protect lives and property within the State;
(d) ensure that all persons travelling along the highways, major roads, remote areas, hinterland, forest and inland waterways are free to participate in their normal social and economic life without fear or hindrance; and
(e) assist the Police to carry out any other lawful activity for maintaining law and order in the State.
(1) The functions of the Agency are to:
(a) collaborate with and assist the Police and other Security Network Agencies in gathering information about crime, crime investigation, arrest and prosecution of persons suspected or involved in kidnapping, terrorism, cattle rustling, cultism, highway robbery and other criminal activities;
(b) collaborate with and assist the Police and other security agencies in maintaining law and order within the state by:
(i) making available relevant information on crime, crime in progress, crime-related activities, suspicious activities and criminal suspects;
(ii) undertaking routine day and night patrol on major roads, remote areas, hinterland, forests and inland waterways;
(iii) ensuring that offenders are identified, arrested, registered and promptly handed over to the nearest Police station or post;
(iv) giving a timely report of suspicious activities and crimes in progress to aid in the effective policing of the State;
(v) providing the Police and other security agencies with relevant information to aid in the effective policing of the State;
(c) disarm unauthorized persons in possession of arms and other dangerous weapons;
(d) render prompt assistance to crime and accident victims;
(e) undertake routine day and night patrols on interconnected roads and surveillance on highways, major roads, remote areas, hinterland, forests and inland waterways;
(g) react and respond promptly and strategically to distress calls;
(h) prevent highway crimes and any other criminal activities by way of local intelligence gathering and use of technology;
(i) collaborate with the Ekiti Peace Corps or other security agencies in carrying out its duties; and
(j) carry out such other directives as the Governor may expressly give to the Ekiti State Amotekun Corps in relation to security and the maintenance of public order and safety.
(2) The Agency shall in the course of carrying out its duties safeguard the human rights of every person as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and other relevant human rights instruments.
6. Establishment and Composition of the Ekiti State Security Network Agency Governing Board
(1) There is established for the Agency a Governing Board (referred to in this Law as the 「Board」)
(2) The Board shall comprise:
(a) a Chairman, who shall be a person of proven integrity with experience in security matters and shall be a retired Law Enforcement or Military Officer not below the rank of a Major or its equivalent in the other Security Services;
(b) The Commissioner of Police in the State or his/her representative;
(c) One member representing the different services of the Armed Forces of Nigeria operating in the State;
(d) The State Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps in the State or his/her representative;
(e) The Executive Secretary, Ekiti State Security Trust Fund or his/her representative;
(f) One representative each of the Community Development Association drawn from the three Senatorial zones the State;
(g) The Chairman, Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers or his representative;
(h) The Ekiti State Amotekun Corps Commander.
(3) The Secretary to the Board shall be the Legal Adviser of the Agency.
7. Powers of the Ekiti State Security Network Agency Governing Board The powers of the Board shall include:
(a) setting general policy guidelines for the management of the Agency;
(b) setting the administrative guidelines for the conditions and welfare of staff of the Agency;
(c) making recommendations to the Governor on the terms and conditions of employment and remuneration of staff of the Agency;
(d) approving programmes of training for members of the Agency for effectiveness and efficiency in the performance of their functions under this Law;
(f) designing and approving the uniform of the different grades of the Ekiti State Amotekun Corps;
(g) appointing suitable persons as members of the Ekiti State Amotekun Corps;
(h) promoting and disciplining the staff of the Agency;
(i) removing or deleting from the register, the name of an Ekiti State Amotekun Corps member if:
(i) the member is unfit to discharge the functions of the Ekiti State Amotekun Corps by reason of infirmity or misconduct; or
(ii) he withdraws in writing, from being a member of the Ekiti State Amotekun Corps;
(j) fostering relationships between the Agency and similar security network agencies, particularly in Ogun, Lagos, Ondo, Osun and Oyo States; and
(k) doing other such things as the Board may consider appropriate for the overall development and growth of the Agency.
A person appointed as a member of the Board shall hold office on part-time basis for four (4) years and be eligible for re-appointment for one further term of four (4) years.
The Chairman and members of the Board shall be paid such remuneration as the Governor may determine.
10. Cessation of Membership
(1) A member of the Board shall cease to hold office if such person:
(a) resigns his appointment by giving one (1) months’ notice in writing to the Governor标签：