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Acting President Orders Immediate Overhaul of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police

By State House Press Release

Following persistent complaints and reports on the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) that border on allegations of human rights violations, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to, with immediate effect, overhaul the management and activities of SARS and ensure that any Unit that will emerge from the process, will be intelligence-driven and restricted to the prevention and detection of armed robbery and kidnapping, and apprehension of offenders linked to the stated offences, and nothing more.

The Acting President has also directed the IGP to ensure that all operatives in the emerging Unit conduct their operations in strict adherence to the rule of law and with due regard to International Human Rights Law and the constitutionally guaranteed rights of suspects. The operatives should also bear proper identification anytime they are on duty.

In the meantime, the Acting President has directed the National Human Rights Commission to set up a Special Panel that will conduct an investigation of the alleged unlawful activities of SARS in order to afford members of the general public the opportunity to present their grievances with a view to ensuring redress.

Laolu Akande

Senior Special Assistant to the President

on Media & Publicity

Office of the Acting President

14 August 2018

Your Comment

israel | 8/14/2018 7:36:00 PM
Mr sir v.p, may God bless your effort sir.
Musa Abdulahi | 8/14/2018 8:44:00 PM
The cloud seem to be forming around the head of The IGP. I guess he knows that the sword will soon descend on him. The government is no longer playing politics with impunity. The Acting President is on the right track.
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