The Federal Ministry of Police Affairs has been charged to thoroughly investigate allegations of human right abuses against officers of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, the Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi, has said.
“The Servicom Unit of the Ministry of Police Affairs has been mandated to work closely with Police Public Complaint Unit and Police Service Commission to thoroughly investigate cases of infraction against SARS personnel,” Dingyadi tweeted on Monday.
The PUNCH had earlier reported that there was outrage across the country on Sunday over the harassment, extortion and extra-judicial killings of innocent Nigerians by operatives of the FSARS, one of the units of the Nigeria Police Force.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege; and the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, were among Nigerians who expressed dissatisfaction over the conduct of FSARS operatives, describing it as unacceptable.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had earlier, in a swift reaction to the extra-judicial killings and harassment of innocent Nigerians, banned personnel of the FSARS from engaging in routine patrols, stop-and-search, mounting of roadblocks and traffic checks with immediate effect.