Human Rights

Osinbajo Orders Immediate Overhaul Of SARS

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has directed the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to immediately overhaul the management and activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

The order follows persistent complaints and reports on the activities SARS that border on allegations of human rights violations.

In a statement signed on Tuesday by his (Osinbajo) media aide, Laolu Akande, Osinbajo instructed the IGP to ensure that any Unit that will emerge from the process, will be intelligence-driven, restricted to the prevention and detection of armed robbery, kidnapping, apprehension of offenders linked to the stated offences, and nothing more.

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