#EndSARS: Acting President Osinbajo Directs Investigation of The Squad, Immediate Overhaul of SARS

#EndSARS: Acting President Osinbajo Directs Investigation of The Squad, Immediate Overhaul of SARS

Laolu Akande, Abuja: 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.

  1. sars has arrested,detained,jailed,killed,assaulted,searched and extorted from citizens of this country over the years and it doesnt seem like it will end,the step prof yemi osinbajo took shows the government is aware of this and the government is willing to make serious amends to keep its citizens safe, GOD BLESS NIGERIA

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  2. AgP Prof Yemi Osinbajo deserve some accolades on ths,Keep leading Nigeria right irrespective of the difficulties.Break all odds

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  3. the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has gone beyond hands, they should have been prosecuted long time ago. let commend the boldness of the Ag president Osinbajo for taking this step.

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  4. when you are talking of a competent and a reliable leader,osinbajo has proven to be the first among equals,God will not stop blessing you for coming to our rescue

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  5. THE VOICE OF THE MASSES August 14, 2018, 4:47 pm

    The AgP Osinbajo rapid action and bold decision by overhauling SARS will bring sanity to police force

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  6. THE VOICE OF THE MASSES August 14, 2018, 4:52 pm

    The AgP Osinbajo rapid action and bold decision by overhauling SARS will eradicate human right abuse and a lot of corruption activities and bring total sanity to police force

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  7. SARS need to be revive and renovated……The purpose of establishing it have been defeated….kudos to the AgP for using is digression to bring sanity to our security institution.

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