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  • Updated: October 13, 2020

“We Have Disbanded SARS, Their Offices No Longer Functioning” – Lagos CP

“We Have Disbanded SARS, Their Offices No Longer Functioni

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, says he already followed the order given by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to disband the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS).

While recently addressing a group of lawyers who were protesting against police brutality and extortion, the Commissioner said that all operatives of the squad have been disarmed, their offices' shut down, and suspects in their custody have been transferred to the State Investigation Department in Panti for further investigations.

He added that the no SARS officials would be found in the state again.

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The CP said, “As to the directive of the Inspector-General of Police for disbandment (of SARS), if you come here now you will see them (SARS officers) in the regular police uniform. They’ve been disbanded, all their arms have been collected; the cases they were handling and the suspects have been transferred to the State CID, Panti for the continuation of the investigation.

“All these I have done in compliance with the Inspector-General’s directive. You should understand that in Lagos, we have many police formations; we have, for example, the Special Fraud Unit, traditionally, they are not to carry arms, they are in mufti; equally, we have the Force CID personnel in Alagbon, they are not carrying arms and they are not to be in uniform, all these are specialised arms of the police. But the one that the IG has disbanded now has been disbanded from that day. If you go to their offices now in Surulere, Gbagada, they are under lock and key; we only posted policemen there now to guard the places. They are no more functioning.”

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