The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has mentioned that operatives of the Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS) have been disarmed.
That is in compliance with the directive of the Inspector-Basic of Police, Mohammed Adamu, who introduced the disbanding of SARS on Sunday.
Odumosu, who addressed a gaggle of attorneys protesting #EndSARS marketing campaign, additionally claimed SARS places of work have been shut down.
In line with him, the suspects of their custody have additionally been transferred to the State Legal Investigation Division (SCID) in Panti for the continuation of investigations.
Odumosu mentioned: “As per the directive of the Inspector-Basic of Police (IGP) for disbandment (of SARS) in case you come right here you will notice them within the common police uniforms.
“They’ve been disbanded, all their arms have been collected; the instances they had been dealing with and the suspects have been transferred to the State CID, Panti for the continuation of investigations.
“All these I’ve carried out in compliance with the Inspector-Basic of Police’s directive. In Lagos, we now have many police formations. For instance, the Particular Fraud Unit are to not carry arms, they’re in mufti. We’ve the Drive CID personnel in Alagbon, they aren’t carrying arms and they aren’t to be in uniform.
“However the one which the IG ordered to be disbanded now, has been disbanded. Should you go to their places of work now in Surulere, Gbagada, they’re beneath lock and key.”