Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
Presidential panel exposes SARS, knocks police

By News Express on 18/11/2018

Views: 748

•Nigeria policemen on duty
•Nigeria policemen on duty

The Presidential Panel on Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Reform, on Saturday, in Lagos State, exposed the failure of the agency of the Nigeria Police to follow due process in the discharge of its duties.

According to the chairman of the panel, Mr Tony Ojukwu, there were some cases which ordinarily should not be the business of SARS.

On a case bordering on extra judicial killing, Ojukwu questioned policemen on why they would carry out coroner inquest on a body without informing relatives of the deceased.

“If you have invited a pathologist to carry out autopsy on a body without a relation to identify the body, how are we so sure you have the right body?

“There is a need to always do the right thing. You should have in mind that there will always be a day of account. All of these have to stop,” he warned.

He cited such instances to include a case where a SARS official was assigned to handle a matter bordering on debt between two parties.

“This is a matter that a policeman can handle in any police station, not SARS. So, when you are called upon that a bank robbery is ongoing, you will say you are taking statements from market women,” he said.

The chairman also addressed the issue of SARS official covering name tags while on illegal duties and questioned why policemen would not register their presence at the nearest police station so as to check issues of illegal duty shifts.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the five-day public hearing had some cases successfully resolved, while one was dismissed as complainants refused to show up.

A number of other cases were adjourned for panel’s decision and the rest reported to have been settled by necessary authorities.

The public hearing, organised by National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), came to an end after evaluating the inadequacies of the police as well as members of the public.

The panel revealed that failure of some complainants to report as well as bad timing of report of some incidents was challenges in resolving some issues.

NAN reported that most of the cases listened to by the panel exposed the failure of SARS to follow due process in discharging their duties.

Ojukwu, however, commended the policemen that accepted their wrongs, saying that it is when policemen try to outsmart the panel that cases keep taking time to resolve.

NAN reports that the panel is proceeding to Owerri for the joint South-East and South-South Zone public hearing. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 18/11/2018 09:56:27 AM





You may also like...
Gbadamosi wants portion of Ago Palace Way (Lagos)...

Governor Emmanuel’s unprecedented success calls for second term,...

How Katsina North plans to secure 1m votes...

Send your wards to Nigerian schools, JAMB tells...

Bomb blast at mosque kills popular TV Imam...

Flood kills at least 45 in Katsina

Bayelsa Governor urges Nigerians in Diaspora to close...

Boko Haram kills 10 in Cameroon suicide bombing...

Man awarded $21m after 39 years in prison...

Why my deputy is fighting me — Okorocha...

Governor quits over deadly mall fire

Buhari pledges support for varsities, other tertiary institutions...


Latest News Journalist shot, top police officer killed as Shiites, Police battle in Abuja Some people kicked against my appointment as Kaduna Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs — Aruwan Popular actress faces cocaine charge Ihedioha's list of commissioners ready on Tuesday Tribunal dismisses suit against Senator Chimaroke Nnamani Many feared killed as bandits attack Katsina community Group establishes 5-Bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at UNTH •To extend gesture to other teaching hospitals in Nigeria’s six geo-political zones 14 million Nigerians on drugs - Pharmacists Council 151 repentant Boko Haram members freed to go home Nigerian teenager killed in South Africa Some Yoruba leaders will be first to flee if war begins – Junaid Mohammed How we rescued 55 persons kidnapped by bandits in Zamfara – Police


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (511,323 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (431,939 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (374,060 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (317,093 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (282,907 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (247,470 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (239,745 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (224,806 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (221,580 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (209,141 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (188,660 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (187,252 views)


NLNG Job Vacancy

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (97) Business & Economy (4,359) Business Verdict (76) Columnists (1,076) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (211) Entertainment (636) Features (781) Global Business Monitor (396) ICT Monitor (54) International (3,737) Interview (194) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (164) Maggie's Blog (342) News (48,955) Opinion (1,293) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,181) Religion (1,053) Sports (2,106) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update






APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera