- The recent ban of FSARS operatives has continued to generate reactions and assurances from different sectors
- Hakeem Odumosu, the Lagos state commissioner of police said SARS operatives can't detain suspects any longer
- Odumosu explained that the IGP's recent directive will be different from the ban issued in the past
Following the ban of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) from routine protocols, the Lagos commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu has said operatives no longer have the authority to detain suspects in the state.
Odumosu made the disclosure while speaking on Channels Television breakfast show, Sunrise Daily on Tuesday, October 6.
The commissioner of police also said that he held a lecture with the officers to sensitise them on the new directive of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu on Monday, October 5.
According to Odumosu, the IGP's recent directive will be different and more effective than the ones issued in the past to curtail SARS operatives as there will be more monitoring and supervision.
“Secondly, I gave a directive that they must not detain anybody in their cells any longer. They can only detain at my office or at the Area Commander’s office. And the Area Commander must interview any suspect they want to detain and ascertain that the suspect had done what warranted being detained.”
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the minister of police affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi reacted to the incessant report of infractions against personnel of SARS.
The unit of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has become a thorn in the flesh of Nigerian youths, harassing them in most parts of the country on a daily basis.
In a statement on Monday, October 5, and signed by his spokesman, Osaigbovo Ehisienmen, Dingyadi assured Nigerians of his commitments to ensure a comprehensive investigation of all allegation of infractions against SARS personnel.
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