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#EndSARS: Police Commission recommends dismissal of 37 ex-SARS

37 former members of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) have been penciled for dismissal from service.

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The Police Service Commission has allegedly penciled down names of about 37 former members of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) for dismissal from service.

This was disclosed by the commission in a statement issued by its spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani on Friday, according to Punch.

According to the Commission, 24 ex-SARS operatives will be prosecuted for professional misconduct.

The statement was the highlights of the Report of the Presidential Panel on Reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad set up by the Federal Government in 2018 to reform the dreaded unit.

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.

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The presidential panel had, among other things, investigated allegations of human rights violations and abuse of office against SARS and recommended reform or restructuring of the outfit

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  1. Emmanuela

    October 17, 2020 at 4:47 am

    Only 37? Demons all. Try them and shoot all of them.

    • Ekeh Matthew

      October 17, 2020 at 6:21 am

      The police service commission is worst than sars; reason for that 1, they told us that they are disengaging 37 formal sars members, please list the names and the force numbers. 2, for more than 5yrs ago I have been applying to join the police force all efforts prove abortive; why because the Police service commission have filled in their relations.and is those relations that is constituting these nussance in police force today.

  2. Paul

    October 17, 2020 at 6:49 am

    Those 37 SARS deserve to be killed by hanging,so that they can also feel the pain of killing of an innocent person.honestly those animals called SARS have to be killed with immediate effect so as to calm down the mind of the protesters.this is my judgement and I test my case

  3. Tunu Jude

    October 17, 2020 at 8:56 am

    See we know how this country lie about things just to calm down issue hand them over to Nigeria(protesters) we will deal with them ourselves I think jungle justice is the best ok not just to say we’ve bring them out first to start cause this county the permanent solution is to pass judgment instantly to any offender no two ways about it you steal you pay for it you kill same goes also with that the country will change.

  4. Swiss

    October 18, 2020 at 9:56 am

    Let’s see names, numbers and pictures. If u ask me I will say #endNPF

  5. Chikwe

    October 18, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    By the way,must the Police Service Commission be headed by an former top officer? I think their presence in or heading the commission will be counterproductive as they hardly encourage reforms, disciplinary action etal.The will always insist on protecting their own thereby emboldening them into committing horrible human rights violations and extra judicial killings.

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Just-in: #EndSARS: GTBank on Admiralty, Lekki allegedly on fire

A GTBank branch was allegedly set ablaze by some hoodlums that disguised as #EndSARS protesters.

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GTBank’s branch on Admiralty Way, Lekki has been allegedly set ablaze by some hoodlums that disguised as #EndSARS protesters.

This was disclosed by eyewitnesses around the affected branch via their respective social media accounts on Tuesday.

 

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#EndSARS: Lagos orders investigation of Lekki Toll Plaza shooting

The Lagos State Government has ordered an investigation into the alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate.

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Lagos State Government has ordered an investigation into the Lekki Toll Plaza shooting that was allegedly done by some men of the Nigerian Army on Monday evening.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Commission of information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, and shared via the state’s Twitter handle.

It stated, “There have been reports of shooting at the Lekki Toll Plaza, following the 24-hour curfew imposed on Lagos State to stop criminals, who hid under the #EndSARS protests to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens.

“The State Government has ordered an investigation into the incident.

“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has advised the security agents not to arrest anyone on account of the curfew, which he urges residents to observe for the peaceful atmosphere we all cherish.”

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According to the statement, Governor Sanwo-Olu advised Lagosians to remain calm and not allow criminals, who have hijacked the noble protest of our gallant youths, to succeed in their evil plan of turning our dear state upside down.

Omotoso assured that the Governor will do everything within his power to ensure that the lives of all Lagosians are protected at all times.

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Back story: Nairametrics had reported that the Lagos State Government announced the imposition of a 24-hour curfew in all parts of the state, with effect from 4 pm, which was later shifted to 9pm Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

This is due to the raging #ENDSARS protests and demonstrations in the state which has been hijacked by criminals and hoodlums with attacks on innocent citizens and destruction of properties.

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Update: US embassy shuts down consulate in Lagos over violent #EndSARS protests

The US Embassy in Nigeria has announced closure following violent clashes in many parts of the country.

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The United States embassy and consulate in Nigeria, has announced the shutting down of its consulate in Lagos State for two days with effect from Tuesday, October 20, 2020, due to the ongoing nationwide #EndSARS protest which has been hijacked by hoodlums, with several properties destroyed and lives lost.

This was disclosed in a statement to American citizens, issued by the US embassy and consulate in Nigeria, on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

This is also coming after the Lagos State Government declared a 24-hour curfew due to the outbreak of violence across the state during the protests.

The US embassy and consulate in its statement said,

Multiple demonstrations are ongoing across Nigeria – to include areas within the consular districts of Abuja and Lagos. Although most demonstrations are peaceful, some have become violent and have shut down major thoroughfares and bridges.

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“Some police stations have been targeted. Lagos State closed all schools indefinitely as of October 19, due to protests and implemented a 24-hour curfew starting at 4:00 p.m. on October 20. Consulate General Lagos is closed for the rest of today and tomorrow.”

In the statement, the US embassy advised all its citizens in Nigeria to avoid areas around protests and demonstrations, check local media for updates and traffic advisories, continue to be vigilant and avoid areas affected by the protests.

It also urged their citizens to take the following actions, avoid the areas of the demonstration(s), exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests, keep a low profile, be aware of their surroundings, monitor local media for updates and review the travel advisory for Nigeria.

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