The Oyo State House of Representatives member Akin Alabi has filed a motion at national assembly calling for the dissolution of the Special anti-robbery squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police.
Akin Alabi noted in his motion that the security agency had made the headlines continuously in recent times for all of the wrong reasons, “over ceaseless killings and attacks on innocent citizens”, added that SARS operatives have become so lawless that even the police inspector-general can no longer contain their excesses.
Alabi further stated that there is enough evidence in the public domain to proscribe SARS immediately.
“Policing in Nigeria continues to fall short of modern practices where citizens should be treated with utmost respect and decorum, therefore making it very difficult for an average citizen to truly trust that the police are their friends.”
It is expected that the motion will be considered on Tuesday, October 6. Photo Credit: Getty