The IGP also ordered all operatives of the disbanded SARS to report in Abuja for debriefing and medical examination.
Deji Adeyanju, popular activist, has reacted to the formation of a new unit to replace the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS.
Adeyanju, who is the convener of Concerned Nigerian expressed hope that the police won’t deploy criminals to man the new unit.
Recall with Noble Reporters Media that the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu had announced the formation of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team to “fill the gaps” arising from the dissolution of SARS.
However, Adeyanju in a tweet wrote: “They have created another unit called SWAT. Hope they are not planning to redeploy the same armed robbers there? #SARSMUSTEND”
The Nigeria Police Force has reportedly dismissed Inspector Olaniyi Ogunsoro, the officer who was involved in the death of Tiamiyu Kazeem, a young footballer with Remo Star football club in Ogun state.
NobleReporters learnt that the dismissal of Ogunsoro was recommended by the assistant inspector general of police after his trial by the Ogun state police command.
The rogue police officer will soon be prosecuted after his disengagement proceedings were finalised.
Recall that the police in Ogun state on Saturday, February 22, confirmed Kazeem’s death and ordered the arrest of the officer was involved in his death.
A SARS officer identified as Oyato has been fingered in the killing of Nigerian footballer, Tiyamiyu, Kaka, Kazeem in Ogun State.
Officer Oyato is reportedly notorious for scouting perceived internet fraud operators, also known as “yahoo boys” in order to obtain money from them.
Reports also have it that he has amassed wealth for himself from proceeds of his extortion of internet fraudsters arrested within his jurisdiction.
Former Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has called for the reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), days after a Remo Stars player identified as Kazeem Tiyamiyu (Kaka) was allegedly killed by some operatives of the security outfit deployed to Sagamu-Abeokuta road.
In his tweet, the former Vice President stated that the reform of the Nigeria Police especially the SARS unit, is long overdue. He added that the police was created to protect the life and property of citizens and not to put them into harms way.
The reform of the Nigeria Police, especially the SARS unit, is long overdue. [email protected] is meant to protect the life and property of our citizens and not to put them into harm’s way. -AA