The Police Service Commission (PSC) on Friday announced it has identified 37 operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) to be dismissed from the Nigeria Police and prosecuted for violating the rights of Nigerian and ethics of the service.
The decision to dismiss the errant operatives was part of the far-reaching recommendations of the Report of the Presidential Panel on Reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad set up by the Federal Government in 2018.
Presenting the report to the PSC Chairman, Musiliu Smith, in Abuja on Friday, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, Tony Ojukwu, called for a speedy implementation of the panel recommendations as part of governments response to the ongoing #EndSARS protests .
A statement by the PSC spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, to have said: “We have come to see a PSC determined to play a leading role in the reform of the Nigeria Police Force.”
According to PSC Spokesman “the panel recommended 37 police officers for dismissal and 24 were recommended for prosecution.
“The panel also directed the Inspector -General of Police to unravel the identity of 22 officers involved in the violation of the human rights of innocent citizens.”