- Former IGP Ehindero has said the defunct SARS was not a bad police unit
- Ehindero said a few bad eggs were responsible for the atrocities which led to nationwide protests against the unit
- SARS was recently dissolved amid heated nationwide #EndSARS campaigns spearheaded by the Nigerian youth
A former Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Sunday Ehindero, has made his position known regarding the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) which was recently dissolved by the federal government.
The Cable reported that the former police boss said the dissolved police unit was not a bad outfit, blaming the atrocities committed by men of the squad on a few bad eggs.
Legit.ng gathers that Ehindero said this on Wednesday, October 14, in Lagos at the presentation of a memoir of Sunday Akintan, a retired judge of the Supreme Court.
“A bad egg will always corrupt others. So, the unit is not a bad outfit, we only have bad operators in the unit now.”
The former police chief, however, supported the calls for the reform of the disbanded squad, noting that it has “deviated” from its original mandate, which is fighting robbery.
He also threw his weight behind the calls for a comprehensive reform of the entire policing system.
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, on Sunday, October 11, announced the dissolution of SARS after days of nationwide #EndSARS protests against the brutality of the operatives.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Jack Dorsey, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the social media giant, Twitter, endorsed the #EndSARS protests going on across Nigeria.
The Twitter boss who is popularly called Jack tweeted a link with the major hashtag of the protest, #EndSARS, around 9.40pm on Wednesday, October 14.
Jack's endorsement of the campaign has attracted reactions from Nigerians on Twitter.
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