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Lawmaker Files Motion To Dissolve SARS

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Akin Alabi, an Oyo House of Representatives member, has filed a motion for urgent dissolution of the Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS.

In the document sighted by The Nation on Monday, October 5, 2020, Alabi, the APC lawmaker representing Egbeda/Ona Ara constituency, said there is enough evidence to proscribe SARS immediately, warning the unit has committed enough atrocities.

Alabi said SARS operatives have become so lawless that even the Police Inspector-General can no longer contain their excesses, decrying how Nigerians harbour fear of the unit.

“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,” Alabi said.

His motion follows widespread outcry against SARS excesses at the weekend by Nigerians on social media.

The Nation reported Inspector-General Muhammed Adamu responded to the outrage by announcing restriction of SARS operatives from the roads, a decision Nigerians, including Alabi, said was irrelevant and not far-reaching enough.

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Source: The Nation

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