Olusegun Bamgbose, Nationwide Coordinator, Involved Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, has stated that a lot of the operatives of the Particular Anti-Theft Squad, SARS, are millionaires and function like cultists within the Nigeria Police Pressure.
Bamgbose, a senior lawyer, stated that this was the foremost motive it might be troublesome to utterly finish SARS, noting that that is the fourth time the federal government will announce the disbandment of the unit.
Describing SARS as a cat with 9 lives, he stated that the police had little question misplaced their integrity and had failed Nigerians.
Bamgbose, in chat with DAILY POST, stated will probably be troublesome to terminate the police unit, including that the police are feeding fats via the squad. He insisted that SARS continues to be working within the States.
“The present nationwide protests in opposition to police brutality, harassment, molestation, additional judicial killings, are so as and overdue,” he stated.
“It’s a welcome growth and a mirrored image of a failed administration. Any administration that may tactically assist police brutality and excessive handedness, is a failed one.
“The continued protests, regardless of the scrapping of SARS by the IGP, is a sign that Nigerians have misplaced confidence within the safety structure of the county. It’s actually a tragic and a really unlucky scenario, when the residents can not belief her Chief Safety Officer.
“This might be the fourth time SARS has been introduced to be disbanded and but they’re nonetheless working, a cat with 9 lives, I presume. The Police has little question misplaced its integrity and that is actually pathetic.
“When the police who’re anticipated to guard the residents, now flip to torment them. This can be a very unhappy growth. It’s not sufficient to proscribe SARS, prosecution of the erring personnel is crucial.
“President Buhari has justified the agitations as being official, the police ought to due to this fact launch all those that have been arrested in reference to the protests.
“Many of the SARS operatives are millionaires. They function like cultists within the Nigerian Police Pressure. This is the reason it might be troublesome to utterly finish SARS.
“The IGP has introduced the alternative of SARS with Particular Weapons And Ways Crew, SWAT, however the reality of the matter is that, it’s like altering the identify of Devil to satan, it’s all the identical factor. It’s nonetheless the identical masquerade in a special garment. In authorities, we name it cabal, in police, it’s a cult.
“It’ll be troublesome to terminate SARS. The Police are feeding fats via the squad. They’re nonetheless working within the States. The President and the IGP know the complexities of this subject.
“Nigerians ought to rise as much as the event and finish police brutality. The IGP ought to fairly provide you with a extra disciplined workforce to take over from SARS.
“He should guarantee they’re adequately educated to be sane within the discharge of their duties. The extortion should cease,” he said.