Politics » POLICE COMMISSION TO DISMISS 37 EX-SARS OFFICERS by: Ninoevans(m) .:. Sat, 17 Oct, 2020 - 12:44:17:am GMT
No fewer than 37 former members of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad have been pencilled down for dismissal from service. The Police Service Commission is also expected to order the prosecution of 24 other ex-SARS operatives for various acts of professional misconduct. These were the highlights of the Report of the Presidential Panel on Reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad set up by the Federal Government in 2018 to reform the dreaded unit.
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. Presenting the report to the PSC Chairman, Musiliu Smith, in Abuja on Friday, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, Tony Ojukwu, called for a speedy implementation of the panel recommendations.
A statement by the PSC spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, said Ojukwu observed that the PSC chairman has all it takes to deal appropriately with the report of the panel. The statement was titled, "PSC to partner Human Rights Commission, promises immediate action on report of presidential panel on reform of SARS.' "We have come to see a PSC determined to play a leading role in the reform of the Nigeria Police Force," Ojukwu was quoted to have said. Ojukwu said the reform was the most topical issue in the country today, adding that a lot was expected from the PSC.
He noted that the panel called for and received 113 complaints on alleged human rights violations from across the country and 22 memoranda on suggestions on how to reform and restructure SARS and the Nigeria Police Force in general. At the end of the public hearing, the panel recommended 37 police officers for dismissal and 24 were recommended for prosecution. "The panel also directed the Inspector -General of Police to unravel the identity of 22 officers involved in the violation of the human rights of innocent citizens."
Receiving a copy of the report, Smith said the PSC would collaborate and support the NHRC in the promotion of good governance. He, however, said that for effective reform of "the much-maligned SARS," there must be a deliberate effort to select capable, professional and credible people to replace the disbanded outfit. The selected officers, he added, must be properly trained and exposed to regular training and any misconduct, he noted, should be severely and promptly handled. The former IG said the government should show more concern on the funding of its vital agencies as they needed robust funding to do their job. He also made a case for proper and good accommodation for police officers, stressing that "these officers need good accommodation to put in their best."
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Re: POLICE COMMISSION TO DISMISS 37 EX-SARS OFFICERS by: MichealThankGod(m) .:. Sat, 17 Oct, 2020 - 05:38:26:pm GMT
Re: POLICE COMMISSION TO DISMISS 37 EX-SARS OFFICERS by: Chiboy(m) .:. Sun, 18 Oct, 2020 - 05:32:06:am GMT
I must commend the PSC (police service commission) for taking the bold step to dismissing and persecution those reckless SARs officers that are destroying the name of the police force by killing, stealing, brutalizing and extorting from the citizens there are meant to protect.
Re: POLICE COMMISSION TO DISMISS 37 EX-SARS OFFICERS by: Jummy(f) .:. Sun, 18 Oct, 2020 - 07:36:59:am GMT
Police Brutality needs to end in Nigeria and the police Force needs a Reformation, they need to be taught and be reminded of their duties.
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Re: POLICE COMMISSION TO DISMISS 37 EX-SARS OFFICERS by: Ogiejoe(m) .:. Sun, 18 Oct, 2020 - 10:36:56:am GMT
Well, they can dismiss as much as they want.
Re: POLICE COMMISSION TO DISMISS 37 EX-SARS OFFICERS by: Chamak(f) .:. Mon, 19 Oct, 2020 - 12:14:54:am GMT
For me, I don't think dismissing these officers is the right step because they will now become jobless and add to the increasing number of unemployed citizens in the country. Rather, I feel they should be re-orientated and transferred to a different department that doesn't involve them going out to the field again.