About 37 former members of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad have been listed for dismissal from the Nigeria Police while 24 others are recommended for prosecution.
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 Police Service Commission yesterday met with the National Human Rights Commission and promised to speed up action on the implementation of the Report of the Presidential Panel on Reform of the SARS.
The National Human Rights Commission team, led by its Executive Secretary, Tony Ojukwu, was in the Police Service Commission to formally present the 2018 Report of the Presidential Panel and to solicit the PSC support in the implementation of the aspects of the Report covered by PSC constitutional mandate.
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.
Receiving the delegation, PSC Chairman, Musiliu Smith, a retired Inspector General of Police, said the PSC will collaborate and support the Human Rights Commission 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.
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