Contrary to speculation that the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has disbanded federal special Anti-Robbery squad (FSARS) unit
The police authority says organ has been domiciled within states commands in the federation and not what is being speculated online
The Acting inspector general of police, Muhammad Adamu made this disclosure while briefing journalist in Abuja during his inaugural conference with commissioners of police (CPs) and other senior officers
The Immediate past IGP, Ibrahim Idris, had centralized operations of SARS into FSARS at the force headquarters and placed it under the Deputy Inspector-General of Police (Operations), as part of the reforms of the squad.
The acting IGP also disbanded the Special Investigation Panel (SIP) and Special Tactical Squad (STS).
On the day he was decorated by President Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s police chief, Adamu vowed to restore the sagging image of the force.
Adamu also set up a Special Election Investigation Team (SEIT) charged with investigating and prosecuting electoral offenders.
Some already see this move as a critical initiative by the new IGP who also reversed the redeployment of some CPs by Idris, including that of Lagos, on the eve of his retirement.
He said henceforth the SARS unit at the force headquarters would be under the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (FCIID).
The DIG FCIID and CPs, he added, would be held liable for any professional misconduct resulting from the operations of the units in their commands.
The police boss charged the officers to remain dedicated to their duties by exhibiting the highest level of leadership and character.