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

I am in full support of this movement #Endsar, and now police commission to dismiss 37 Ex- SARS, of a truth it is a good ideal, but if you ask me, I would say, it is entirely not the best decision. citizens in Nigeria, even children, knows what going on at this present time, in the country, but still, dismissing them, is not the solution, where should this people start from?, I hope we remembered, this SARS, are Ex criminals, before they became SARS, now, when they been dismissed, what should they be doing to survive, what should they be doing, to take care of there families, there bills, won't they go ahead to form a terrorist, and begin to threaten the citizens of the country, or is the government, want to be paying them, monthly allowance, they should think well before they take decision, most especially in cases like this, to be sincere this issue, that the SARS and the policemen are misbehaving, doing what they are not sent, collecting money from students, e.t.c, it is not there fault, if the policemen, told you how much they are receiving as salaries, you would be shock. I over read a post on social media, where a policeman, said, for 17 years, he has been working in the Nigerian police force, he has nothing to show, that is it the bribe they collect, they use to live, which is not suppose to be so, our leader's, senators and some working in the house of Assembly, are receiving millions as salaries, every month.
The problems is from the leader's, those at the top, They are the One making life unbearable for the citizens of the country. We need a new Nigeria, Nigeria need to be restructured, just like Daddy G.O have said, that the only way we can achieve and get what we want. Thank you.

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   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.

The human right of the citizens are been violated by this dreaded unity called SARs. The collaboration of the police service commission and the Nigeria human right commission is a good one. With both commission coming together they can help supervise the reformation process of the Nigeria police force and take drastic action against any defaulting officer.
According to the former IGP( inspector general of police) the government should look into providing good accommodation for this officer that are outside day and night fighting crimes.
The Nigeria police have the worst barracks among other arm force in the country. Government really need to look into it, an average police man should be living a comfortable life. The salaries of this officer should be increased, that's the only way they can stop the extortion.


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   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.

I am also grateful to the #endsars protesters for not relenting and are trying to make a change in the country. The Police commission needs to fetch out those wicked officers that has killed people unjustly and they need to make sure they must be brought to book so that Justice would be served.

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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.

The intent of the protest in Nigeria right now is that Buhari should step down and there be a restructuring. not reform of police. or there be a breaking of the country. as it is right now, The North is so different from every other part of the country and they feel they own the country.
So, my first take is that the country should separate and let everyone go their way or a restructuring


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   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.

Also, all the guns and other arms in their possession should be recovered from them completely. I said this because some of the incidents we have witnessed in recent days were as a result of some sars officials retaliating to the end SARS protest that is currently ongoing in Nigeria.

**chamak collections**

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