The Presidential Panel on Reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) asked for the dismissal of 37 officers who served in the SARS by the Inspector General of Police (IGP).

They were dismissed on account of being found guilty of human rights violations and abuse of office against SARS.

The dismissal was contained in a statement made available to the public was public on Friday at a meeting between the Police Service Commission (PSC) and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

The Executive Secretary, Tony Ojukwu led the NHRC team to formally present the 2018 Report of the Presidential Panel and to solicit the PSC support in the implementation of the aspects of the Report covered by PSC constitutional mandate.

Ojukwu emphasized that the most topical issue in the country at the moment is the #ENDSARS issue, adding that a lot is expected from the PSC.

He noted that the Presidential Panel called for and received 113 complaints on alleged human rights violations from across the country and 22 memoranda on suggestions on how to reform and restructure SARS and the Nigeria Police in general.


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