The Police Service Commission has allegedly penciled down names of about 37 former members of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) for dismissal from service.
This is contained in a statement by the Police Service Commission’s (PSC) Head, Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, on Friday in Lagos.
The statement said that the Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, Tony Ojukwu, solicited the support of PSC in the implementation of the aspects of the report covered by PSC constitutional mandate.
According to the statement, Ojukwu made the solicitation while formally presenting the 2018 Report of the Presidential Panel to the PSC.
“The Presidential Panel had, among other things, investigated allegations of human rights violations and abuse of office against SARS and recommended reform or restructuring of the outfit,” the statement quoted Ojukwu as saying.
Ojukwu said that PSC had all it takes to deal appropriately with the Report of the Presidential Panel on Reform of Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
“We have come to see a PSC determined to play a leading role in the reform of the Nigeria Police Force,” Ojukwu said.
He explained that the Panel also directed the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, to unravel the identity of 22 officers involved in the violation of the human rights of innocent citizens.
“There must also be training and close supervision of the newly-selected officers so that the nation will not experience the rot that became the fate of the disbanded unit. Any misconduct, he noted, should be severely and promptly handled,” Smith said.