Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Tag "SARS"

    Police refuse to speak on Elombah’s arrest

Police refuse to speak on Elombah’s arrest

The Nigeria Police Force has refused to speak on the arrest of Daniel Elombah, publisher of elombah.com.Operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) had invaded the Anambra residence of the publisher on Monday and whisked him away alongside his brothers.There are reports that they were arrested over an opinion published on elombah.com.TheCable was not able to independently verify this claim.Although [...]

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    #EndSARS: IGP picks DIG to head SARS, asks its operatives to stay off civil matters

#EndSARS: IGP picks DIG to head SARS, asks its operatives to stay off civil matters

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), says henceforth, operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) will be answerable to Joshak Habila, deputy inspector-general of police in charge of operations.He announced this after a meeting with SARS commanders in Abuja.Idris said the the DIG operations would be acting as SARS “strategic commander” in the country.He also warned SARS operatives against acting as body-guards, [...]

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    SARS made up of soldiers who have been trained to kill, says Falana

SARS made up of soldiers who have been trained to kill, says Falana

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) is made up of members of the armed forces who are trained to kill.Falana said the SARS operatives accused of extra-judicial killings and brutality are trained soldiers.In an interview on TVC, the rights advocate spoke on the demand by Nigerians for SARS to be scrapped."SARS was actually [...]

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    SARS has been bastardised but it cannot be scrapped, says Mike Okiro

SARS has been bastardised but it cannot be scrapped, says Mike Okiro

Mike Okiro, chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), says although the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) has been bastardised, it cannot be scrapped.According to Okiro, SARS started around 1991 when Shina Rambo, a notorious armed robber, held sway in the criminal underworld."There was no way to stop him. So, I and the then commissioner, Ademola, came up with the special [...]

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    Senate begins probe of SARS

Senate begins probe of SARS

The senate on Tuesday resolved to investigate the activities of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS).The upper legislative arm mandated its committee on security to look into the allegations of brutality against SARS operatives and present recommendations with two weeks.The move followed a point of order raised by Isa Misau, senator representing Bauchi Central, demanding a comprehensive investigation into the activities [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: 32 SARS operatives in detention

EXCLUSIVE: 32 SARS operatives in detention

At least 32 operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) are currently in detention, TheCable can report.A source told TheCable that the arrested officers were moved to Abuja from different state commands during the weekend."The suspects, who are all male, are now being held at various detention cells of the Federal SARS at Guzape District Abuja," the source said."Since their [...]

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    Falana: SARS operatives becoming a problem — even for the police

Falana: SARS operatives becoming a problem — even for the police

Femi Falana, lawyer and rights activist, says operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS), a police unit, are becoming a problem "even for the Nigeria police force".The senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said this when he featured on a Channels TV programme.Falana agreed that SARS operatives were "overstepping their boundaries" but he said necessary regulations to checkmate their activities had [...]

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    SARS reform is the best alternative to #EndSARS

SARS reform is the best alternative to #EndSARS

BY ADEWOLE KEHINDELast week, the social media was agog with the hashtag END SARS NOW (#End SARSNow). This was due to an encounter of some youths with the operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS)To begin with this write up, we should know that men and women of the SARS have been impressive in the discharge of their duties, smashing [...]

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    Police fight back, float #SupportSARS campaign

Police fight back, float #SupportSARS campaign

The police have launched #supportSARS campaign in a bid to check the massive opposition to the state anti-robbery squad (SARS).Tweeting via #EndSARS, some Nigerians have been calling on the authorities to scrap the anti-crime unit over the alleged excesses of some of its personnel.The campaign gained momentum and not even the response of Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, who ordered the reorganisation of [...]

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    #EndSARS: Reps spokesman accuses force PRO of blackmail

#EndSARS: Reps spokesman accuses force PRO of blackmail

Abdulrazak Namdas, spokesman of the house of representatives, has accused Jimoh Moshood, force public relations officer, of blackmail.Moshood had accused "mischevious" politicians of being behind the #EndSARS campaign.The police spokesman also said Segun Awosanya, alleged sponsor of the campaign, was in a photograph with Yakubu Dogara, the speaker.But speaking with journalists on Thursday, Namdas said Moshood's claims is a way [...]

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    Don’t scrap SARS, reform it

Don’t scrap SARS, reform it

When it comes to nation building issues, we cannot all sleep, facing same direction. On the condition that we all sleep, facing same direction, we would never be able to build the Nigeria of our dreams. While I will always pitch my tent with the masses, it is equally important to constantly and objectively look at varied crucial national issues [...]

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    SARS ‘arrests BudgIT staff on senators’ directive’ but police deny claim

SARS ‘arrests BudgIT staff on senators’ directive’ but police deny claim

Officers of the Nigeria police force have reportedly arrested Moses Motoni, a tracking officer with BudgIT, Nigerian civic social enterprise.Motoni was reportedly arrested in an operation coordinated by the police’ special anti-robbery squad (SARS) working in Metro police station, Enugu road, Kaduna.BudgIT said Tuesday that Motoni was tracked to Jabi, Abuja and subsequently arrested by an IGP special squad.In a series [...]

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    #EndSARS: Odumakin demands probe of ‘atrocities’ committed by SARS

#EndSARS: Odumakin demands probe of ‘atrocities’ committed by SARS

Joe Odei-Odumakin, national convener, Nigerians Unite Against Terror (NUAT), has called for the probe of "atrocities" committed by the bad eggs within the special anti-robbery squad (SARS).SARS has come under heavy criticism of late, with Nigerians calling for its scrapping, resulting in the inspector general of police's announcement that the unit will be reorganised.The police unit has been accused of [...]

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    Misau, ex-police officer turned senator, says ‘SARS is used to intimidate politicians’

Misau, ex-police officer turned senator, says ‘SARS is used to intimidate politicians’

Isah Misau, senator representing Bauchi central, says the officers of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) are used in the intimidation of politicians.The senator, a former police officer, said this in reaction to the social media protest of Nigerians against the human rights abuse by SARS operatives.Moving a motion on the floor of the senate on Tuesday, Misau said he had [...]

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    Senate probes claims of human rights abuse by SARS

Senate probes claims of human rights abuse by SARS

The senate has set up an ad-hoc committee to investigate claims of human rights abuse by officers of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS).The committee was established to review Nigeria’s security infrastructure for better performance in light of recent public uproar over the inhumane treatment of Nigerians by SARS officials.The senate mandated the committee to prepare a report based on a [...]

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    Politicians behind #EndSARS campaign, says police spokesman

Politicians behind #EndSARS campaign, says police spokesman

Jimoh Moshood, force public relations officer, says "mischievous" politicians are behind the #EndSARS campaign.Over the weekend, Nigerians took to the social media to condemn the “careless” disregard for human lives by the operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS).But speaking on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, Moshood said Jega Awosanya Segun, the alleged originator of the hashtag, is under [...]

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