Friday, July 19, 2019

Tag "SARS"

    ‘We were ambushed’ — police deny killing Lagos resident

‘We were ambushed’ — police deny killing Lagos resident

The police have blamed the death of a middle-aged man simply identified as Francis on a stray bullet fired when their men ran into an ambush in the Ilupeju area of the state.Men identified as members of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) reportedly killed Francis on Monday morning.A witness had told TheCable that the deceased was killed while going about his daily cleaning [...]

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    Lagos resident ‘shot dead by SARS’

Lagos resident ‘shot dead by SARS’

Men identified as members of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) of the Nigeria police force have reportedly killed a man in the Ilupeju area of Lagos state. A witness told TheCable that incident happened on Ajisegiri street in Ilupeju, Odiolowo Ojuwoye local council development area of Lagos, on Monday morning.The victim was simply identified as Francis, while residents said he had [...]

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    ‘He threatened to shoot me’ – CDQ narrates SARS experience

‘He threatened to shoot me’ – CDQ narrates SARS experience

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    IGP to sanction superiors of trigger-happy SARS officers

IGP to sanction superiors of trigger-happy SARS officers

Mohammed Adamu, inspector general of police, says supervisors of trigger-happy police officers will be held liable for the infractions of those under their command.Adamu spoke during an interactive session with officers-in-charge of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), anti-kidnapping squad and other special units on Thursday.The IGP issued the warning in respect of the recent killings by trigger-happy police officers.SARS has [...]

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    Kolade Johnson and his police killers   

Kolade Johnson and his police killers  

All lovers of football should be horrified that the game we love so much could lead to the death of a fan. More harrowing is when such death occurs after the game and not even at a stadium. That was the lot of citizen Kolade Johnson, whose life was cut short by policemen charged to protect him.Okay, not exactly policemen [...]

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    Buhari vows to prosecute killers of Kolade Johnson

Buhari vows to prosecute killers of Kolade Johnson

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to prosecute the killers of Kolade Johnson, a football fan, who was a victim of the March 31 fatal shooting in Lagos.The president also regretted the action of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) operatives from the state police command, which he described as unfortunate and avoidable.Johnson was a victim of a stray bullet when SARS officers [...]

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    Lagos CP visits Kolade Johnson’s family, says justice must prevail

Lagos CP visits Kolade Johnson’s family, says justice must prevail

The Lagos police on Tuesday paid a condolence visit to the family of  Kolade Johnson, a football fan, who was killed during a raid by the anti-cultism unit of the  command on Sunday. The police spoke about the visit in a tweet on Tuesday.The team was led by Zubairu Muazu, the state commissioner of police.Kolade was hit by a stray bullet [...]

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    ‘SARS needs to end now’ — Celebrities react to Kolade Johnson killing by anti-robbery squad

‘SARS needs to end now’ — Celebrities react to Kolade Johnson killing by anti-robbery squad

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    Police: We’ve arrested the officers who killed Kolade Johnson

Police: We’ve arrested the officers who killed Kolade Johnson

The policemen involved in the death of Kolade Johnson, a Lagos resident, have been arrested.Bala Elkana, spokesman of the Lagos police command, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.Johnson, a resident of Onipetesi in the Mangoro area of Lagos, was killed by a stray bullet fired when men of the anti-cultism unit of the state police command raided the area [...]

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    Mob shuts down Lagos-Abeokuta expressway over fresh ‘killing by SARS’

Mob shuts down Lagos-Abeokuta expressway over fresh ‘killing by SARS’

Angry youth have shut down the Onipetesi axis of the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway in Lagos over the killing of a yet to be identified man by operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS).A Twitter user, who posted a video about the incident which happened on Sunday, said the man had gone to watch football when he was hit by a stray [...]

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    Many reforms coming, says Frank Mba on FSARS disbandment

Many reforms coming, says Frank Mba on FSARS disbandment

The Nigeria Police Force says the current reform of the Federal Special Anti-robbery Squad (FSARS) will bring the police closer to the people.Frank Mba, the force spokesperson, said this on Wednesday on Channels Television.On Monday, Mohammed Adamu, the inspector-general of police, had ordered the immediate disbandment of the FSARS and directed that all quasi-investigation and operations outfits including the special [...]

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    IGP orders SARS operatives to wear uniforms with identification

IGP orders SARS operatives to wear uniforms with identification

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), has ordered operatives of the special anti-robbery squads (SARS) to wear uniforms with full identification pending the launch of new Federal-SARS uniform.Jimoh Moshood, spokesman of the force, disclosed this in a statement after a briefing on the progress made on the overhaul of SARS.Vice-President Yemi Osibanjo had ordered the IGP to overhaul the unit [...]

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    Okiro: Govt should not succumb to #EndSars protest

Okiro: Govt should not succumb to #EndSars protest

Mike Okiro, former inspector general of police, says the federal government should not succumb to the calls to scrap the special anti-robbery squad (SARS).Okiro said although SARS has deviated from the reason it was established, the unit still has a role to play.Daily Trust quoted him as making the comment on Tuesday.He said: "We formed the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) way [...]

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    EXPOSED: IGP’s ‘reforms’ on SARS were introduced in 2017

EXPOSED: IGP’s ‘reforms’ on SARS were introduced in 2017

On Tuesday, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo ordered Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, to overhaul the police special anti-robbery squad (SARS) with immediate effect. Osinbajo also asked the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to set up a committee that will conduct nationwide investigation of the alleged unlawful activities of SARS in order to afford members of the public an opportunity to present [...]

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    IGP renames SARS, asks all its operatives to undergo psychiatric test

IGP renames SARS, asks all its operatives to undergo psychiatric test

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, has ordered immediate psychological evaluation on all operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS). Idris has also announced new measures aimed at overhauling the police outfit.Part of the measures include the constitution of a team that would review SARS operations and as well as the appointment of a new commissioner of police to head the squad.This [...]

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    Vulnerability and the art of conversation: Between a SARS arrest and a street fight

Vulnerability and the art of conversation: Between a SARS arrest and a street fight

BY TOYE SOKUNBILagos is often depicted as a lawless city of faceless crimes on the front pages. And don't get me wrong, Lagos is scary. But that's because everything is transactional, so everyday interactions seem to be plagued with the potential for gain and the fear of loss.What the news won’t tell you is that the possibility of getting [...]

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