Acting Inspector General of Police Disbands FSARS

The Acting Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

The new IGP also disbanded all quasi-investigation and operations outfits, including the Special Investigation Panel, Special Tactical Squad, IG Monitoring and Intelligence Team, among others.

Adamu who met with Command Commissioners of Police and other senior officers in Abuja on Monday (today), explained that the squad would henceforth operate under the state Commissioners of Police, while the Force Headquarters unit would be under the DIG, Federal Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.

The former IG, Ibrahim Idris centralized the squad, placing it under the Deputy Inspector-General of Police (Operations), as part of the reforms of the squad but the new IGP said that a comprehensive reform in terms of ethics, mode of operation, nomenclature and orientation, function delineation command and control as well as accountability mechanism of SARS would be undertaken.

He further announced the setting-up of a Special Election Investigation Team tasked with the responsibility of investigating and prosecuting electoral offenders.

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