Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo orders full overhaul of SARS

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo orders full overhaul of SARS

In a statement issued by the acting president of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo ordered the immediate overhaul of Nigerian police’s special anti-robbery squad (SARS). This development comes after many months of online and street #ENDSARS campaign against the police unit whose officers have been accused of several human rights abuses.

A statement released by the media aide of the acting president reads;

“Following persistent complaints and reports on the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) that border on allegations of human rights violations, His Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbajo SAN, Acting-President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, has directed the Inspector General of Police to, with immediate effect, overhaul the management and activities of SARS,” .

Full statement below.


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