EndSARS: Police Service Commission vows immediate action against erring officers

EndSARS: Police Service Commission vows immediate action against erring officers

- The Police Service Commission (PSC) will promptly implement the findings of a presidential panel submitted to it by the NHRC on Friday

- The Commission says it will immediately move to reform the SARS unit

- Presidential aide, Tolu Ogunlesi, says protesters should see this as a win for the EndSARS movement

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The Police Service Commission (PSC) has confirmed that it will take urgent steps to correct the mistakes made by police officers of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

The PSC revealed this on its official Twitter handle on Friday, October 16.

According to the body, which is charged with the responsibility of maintaining discipline within the ranks of the Nigeria Police Force, all officers involved in acts of brutality against citizens will be promptly dealt with.

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The PSC also confirmed its readiness to work with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in probing the allegations of police brutality.

According to tweets on PSC's official Twitter handle, this promise was made by the Commission's chairman, Musiliu Smith, a retired Inspector General of Police.

Smith also assured that the PSC will collaborate and support the NHRC in the promotion of good governance.

EndSARS: Police Service Commission vows immediate action against erring officers
Retired IG Musiliu Smith (standing) said the Police Service Commission will promptly bring the erring officers to book. Photo credit: @policeservice2
Source: Twitter

Speaking about the development on Saturday, Presidential media aide, Tolu Ogunlesi, explained that the promise of prompt action from the PSC is a big win for the EndSARS protesters.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported earlier that no fewer than 37 police officers who belonged to the now-disbanded controversial SARS unit will be sent out of the Nigeria Police Force.

This is contained in the report of the special presidential panel set up by the federal government in 2018 on reform of the controversial and dreaded unit.

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At least 24 officers of the scrapped unit will also face prosecution over various professional misconducts.

The NHRC also set up an independent panel to look into the fresh allegations of brutality raised against members of SARS by protesters.

The commission released the full list of the probe panel's members on Friday.

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