A chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Joseph Olasunkanmi Tegbe has disclosed that the Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS) repeatedly acted exterior its purview.
Tegbe alleged that SARS operatives have killed many younger minds, extorting, maiming and harassing many others.
He insisted that brutality by SARS operatives and different safety businesses within the nation is completely unacceptable in a civilized society ruled by legal guidelines.
Tegbe, a gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of APC in 2019 mentioned that each one Nigerians ought to be part of palms with protesting youths who’re calling for the ban of SARS.
In an announcement made accessible to DAILY POST on Wednesday in Ibadan, Tegbe mentioned that SARS operatives have acted exterior the purview of the arm of the police, as he alleged that SARS operatives have killed lots of younger minds, extorting, maiming and harassing many extra.
He mentioned that he was impressed and impressed with the willpower proven by younger Nigerians to, as soon as and for all, put a cease to Police brutality and reject the operations of SARS.
He remarked that police reform have to be holistic, decisive and conclusive.
Tegbe mentioned, “I’m extraordinarily impressed and impressed with the willpower proven by younger Nigerians to, as soon as and for all, put a cease to Police brutality and reject the operations of the Particular Anti-Theft Squad, an arm of the Police that has repeatedly acted exterior its purview and killed lots of your younger minds, extorting, maiming and harassing many extra.
“I’ve all the time believed that younger folks maintain the important thing to the reform and improvement of the Nigerian society. All they want do is interact, arrange and act!
“Commendably, we noticed the motion of the individuals who have had sufficient; residents who don’t need to dwell in fixed worry of being shot or maimed, individuals who demand safety reasonably than harassment from legislation enforcement businesses, individuals who simply needed to remain alive, above each different factor. Now not will it’s mentioned that Nigerians don’t have a voice. The Nigerian Youth have spoken and brought it past the media. It was loud sufficient for the world to listen to and exact sufficient to make a change.
“Brutality by SARS and different businesses are completely unacceptable in a civilized society ruled by legal guidelines. It must be condemned by all. It was due to this fact saddening to listen to of the deaths, manhandling and harassment of peaceable protesters and bystanders in Ogbomoso – Oyo State, Surulere – Lagos and different locations. I supply my condolences to the households of the victims. These happenings have certainly underlined the pressing must make sweeping adjustments.
“It’s noteworthy that the President has sanctioned the dissolution of the Particular Anti-Theft Squad and dedicated to a complete reform of the Police and different businesses. Civil Society teams have been engaged to observe the method. Whereas that is commendable, I have to state that everlasting freedom is the value of liberty. By no means once more ought to we condone our forces going rogue. The reform have to be holistic, decisive and conclusive”.