Olusegun Ariyo

The Executive Secretary, National Human Right Commission (NHRC), and head of Presidential panel on Human Right violations and abuse of Police brutality which attracted the protest of EndSARS in every part of the country has submitted its findings to the Police Service Commission (PSC) where it recommended 37 officers for dismissal, 24 for prosecution while requesting the inspector general to identify  22 officers.

The Police service commission (PSC) in a statement said it will immediately swing into action on the findings of the Presidential Panel.

Urban Express-News Online report that part of the Means of forging a way forward and meeting the demands of  EndSARS Protester was part of what made President Mohammadu Buhari Commission a presidential panel to investigate an allegation of human rights violation and abuse of office against Special Anti-Robbery squad all over the country.

A statement made available to urban Express News-online through the commission’s Head of Press and Public Relations, Mr Ikechukwu Ani said the commission, on Friday, October 16th 2020 met with the National Human Right Commission  (NHRC) and promised to speed up action on the implementation of the report of the presidential panel on reform of Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS).

He said the presidential Panel had among other investigated allegations of human rights violations and abuse of office against special Anti-robbery squad and recommended reform or restructuring of the outfit.

“The Chairman of the commission, Musiliu Smith, retired Inspector General of Police Received the Delegation, saying the commission will support and collaborate with the human Right commission in the promotion of good governance”.

Continuing, Ani quoted the chairman of the commission, musiliu smith as saying for effective reform of the much malign SARS, there must be a deliberate effort to select capable professional and credible people to replace the disbanded outfit, adding that the selected officers must be properly trained and exposed to regular training.

Smith said there must also be close supervision of the newly selected officers so that the nation will not experience the rot that becomes the fate of the disbanded unit, adding that any misconduct should be severely and promptly handled.

“Government should show more concern to the funding of its vital agencies as these agencies need funds to do their job, while making a case for proper living accommodation for the officers of the Nigeria police, stressing that these officers need good accommodation to put in their best”.

Ani said the Executive Secretary of the human right Commission, Tony Ojukwu on its Part, told the PSC chairman that the police service commission has all it takes to deal appropriately with the report of the presidential panel on Reform of Anti Robbery Squad, SARS.

 He added, “we have come to see a police service commission determined to play a leading role in the reform of the Nigeria police force”.

The reform is the most topical issues in the country and 22 memoranda on a suggestion on how to reform and restructures the special Anti-robbery squad and the Nigeria police in general, Ojukwu noted!

He added; “ at the end of the public hearing, the panel recommended 37 police officers for dismissal and 24 were recommended for prosecution as the panel  also directed the inspector general of police to unravel the identity of 22 officers involved in the violation of the human right of innocent citizens

Ani said a copy of the report was thereafter presented to the commission.   

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