The Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Muhammad Dingyadi, has pledged to ensure a comprehensive investigation into allegations of infractions against personnel of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police. The Press Secretary to the Minister, Mr Osaigbovo Ehisienmen, in a statement in Abuja said the idea was to secure justice for the victims and reprimand erring officers involved in such violation of citizens’ right and unprofessional conduct.
He expressed concern over the incessant report of infractions against personnel of the squad and other Police operational units.
The Minister called on the leadership of the Nigeria Police to strengthen its outfits responsible for the monitoring of personnel to ensure professional and improved service delivery.
He said the recent call for the scrapping of SARS was a strong feedback mechanism to improve searchlight into SARS activities and reform the unit for better efficiency.
Dingyadi said the Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu had announced some measures aimed at curtailing the excesses of SARS personnel.
According to him, the newly inaugurated Servicom Unit of the Ministry of Police Affairs has been mandated to work closely with the Police Public Complaint Unit and the relevant department of the Police Service Commission.