SARS Reform Committee Recommends Prosecution of 24, Sack of 37 Police Officers

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The committee looking into the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Reform has advised President Buhari to prosecute 24 Police officers and dismiss 37 of them from the Force.

The recommendations were part of the panel’s resolutions in a closed-door meeting with the President on Monday, June 3.

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The committee which is made up of 8 persons, was constituted by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to investigate allegations of human rights violations and abuse of office against the SARS, and is headed by the executive secretary of NHRC, Anthony Ojukwu.

Part of its recommendations is the renaming of SARS to its initial name – Anti-robbery section (ARS) and making it operate under the intelligence arm of the police from the divisional, area, state and zonal command up to the Force headquarters level.

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