• July 26, 2021

#EndSARS#: Armed Robbers Will Have A Feild Day If SARS Is Banned – Mike Okiro

By Franca Joseph (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Mike Okiro, a onetime Inspector-General of Police, IGP, has warned against placing a blanket ban on the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), on the grounds that armed robbers would benefit more from such a move.

The former IGP called for a revamping of the operational mechanisms of the squad to make it more effective, rather than a blanket ban, which would have negative multiplier effects on the crime fighting abilities of the police.

Okiro, who said this on Thursday during a chat with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), added that while it was true that SARS had derailed from performing its core duties, it could still be re-engineered to begin to perform its core crime fighting functions, calling for stiffer sanctions to be meted out to erring personnel of the squad who contravene their codes of conduct.

Agenda Watchdog

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