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One year after #EndSARS — but no lessons learnt

    One year after #EndSARS — but no lessons learnt

October 2020 is a watershed in Nigeria’s revolutionary history. It is a time that evokes courage, trepidation, solemnity, and despair. Nigerian consciences across divides mobilised and made demands on the

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MATTERS ARISING: One year after ‘SARSless’ police — what has changed?

    MATTERS ARISING: One year after ‘SARSless’ police — what has changed?

In October 2020, Nigerians started what can be termed the biggest campaign against police brutality in the country. Although the campaign started on social media, Nigerian youths eventually took to

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IGP: No plan to bring back SARS — it’s gone for good

    IGP: No plan to bring back SARS — it’s gone for good

Usman Baba, inspector-general of police (IGP), says there are no plans to bring back the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) unit. Following nationwide protests under the #EndSARS movement in October 2020,

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Before EFCC becomes another SARS

    Before EFCC becomes another SARS

BY ADEBAYO ABUBAKAR When the Special Anti Robbery Squad, popularly known as SARS, was established, by the then Inspector-General of Police, about 3 decades ago, it was meant for a

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Disbandment of SARS created a vacuum in policing, says IGP

  Disbandment of SARS created a vacuum in policing, says IGP

Alkali Baba, acting inspector-general of police, says the disbandment of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) created a vacuum in policing

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Ex-SARS operative denied asylum in Canada for ‘contributing’ to police brutality

  Ex-SARS operative denied asylum in Canada for ‘contributing’ to police brutality

A federal court in Ottawa, Canada, has refused the asylum application of Olushola Wazzi Popoola, a former operative of the

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FCT panel orders police to release victim’s corpse to family

  FCT panel orders police to release victim’s corpse to family

The Abuja judicial panel established to probe brutality and human rights abuses of the disbanded special anti-robbery squad (SARS) and

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Ex-SARS officer sentenced to death for killing car dealer

  Ex-SARS officer sentenced to death for killing car dealer

An Edo state high court has sentenced Joseph Omotosho, a former police corporal, to death for the murder of Benson

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Like police like Amotekun — different name; the same affliction?

  Like police like Amotekun — different name; the same affliction?

We are outcomes of our society and our society is a consequence of our essence. We live by the governing

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‘N200k for bail, N40k for mobilisation’ — petitioner narrates how SARS officers ‘extorted him’ in Lagos

  ‘N200k for bail, N40k for mobilisation’ — petitioner narrates how SARS officers ‘extorted him’ in Lagos

Francis Osajiokweh, a 41-year-old man, says officers of the now-disbanded special anti-robbery squad (SARS) in Lagos, allegedly collected N255,000 from

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