Honourable Akin Alabi has filed a motion with the House of Reps to dissolve the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS).
Alabi who represents Ona-Ara/Egbeda Federal Constituency of Oyo State disclosed his intentions to dissolve the Unit today and the issue is set to be discussed during the plenary session this week.
Nigerians protested online over the actions of the unit, which includes assault, extortion and robbery. Nairametrics earlier reported that the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari wants to see reforms in the Nigerian Police Force.
“We reviewed several of these issues. The President and I have had discussions on this, he is very concerned about it. He wants to see reforms.”
“I am very concerned, in fact, very angry about what I see, happening to young men and women who are arrested, in some cases maimed or killed by men of the police force,” Osinbajo said.
In today’s statement, Akin Alabi said the standards for police have fallen which has caused the citizens to lose trust in the Police due to the actions of SARS.
“Policing in Nigeria continues to fall short of modern practices.
“ Where citizens should be treated with utmost respect and decorum, therefore making it very difficult for an average citizen to truly trust that the Police are their friends,” he said.
On Sunday, the Inspector-General of Police, M.A Adamu, banned the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and other Tactical Squads operating at the Federal, Zonal and Command levels, from carrying out routine patrols.