- President Muhammadu Buhari has resolved to completely reform the Nigerian Police Force (NPF)
- The president has also approved the establishment of a panel that will look into the extent of abuse in the NPF
- These decisions by President Buhari were confirmed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos who had a meeting with the Nigerian leader on Tuesday, October 13
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has revealed details of his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on the way forward after the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
The governor said that during his talk with the president, he restated his commitment to embark on a total reform of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF).
Moreover, Sanwo-Olu, on his Twitter page, on Tuesday, October 13, disclosed that as part of his resolution, President Buhari has approved the setting up of a panel consisting of leaders of civil society groups that will take an objective look into cases of abuse in the force.
He promised Nigerians, especially Lagosians that the work of the panel will he thorough and exhaustive, adding that everyone who has complaints should take advantage of the opportunity.
Added to this effort by the president, Sanwo-Olu announced that the state government has "set up a trust fund that will be managed by nominated members of the public and CSOs to compensate families that have lost loved ones to police brutality."
He went on:
"The benefits of this genuine protest will be fully realized and I will continue to work to defend the rights of all Lagosians any and everyday."
Meanwhile, the Lagos command of the police had announced that it had fully complied with the disbandment of SARS ordered by IGP Mohammed Adamu.
The commissioner of the force in the state, Hakeem Odumosu, on Tuesday, October 13, told EndSARS protesters among whom were lawyers that the command has withdrawn live ammunition from officers of the unit.
Moreover, the police commissioner in Lagos revealed that in line with the IGP's directive, the offices of SARS in the state had been shut down.
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