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EndSARS Suit; IGP Queries Force Legal Officer

………..Orders investigations into alleged suit touching on States’ Judicial Panel of Inquiry

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Muhammed Adamu has directed immediate investigations into a suit purportedly challenging the legality of the States’ Judicial Panel of Inquiry, investigating allegations by citizens against officers of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

In a press release signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, he said that the IGP, who gave the order on the heels of trending reports in the media, today 3rd December, 2020, expressed the disapproval of the Force Management Team on the matter and ordered investigations into the alleged role of the Force Legal Section including its Head.

“Meanwhile, the Force Legal Officer has been queried and may face further sanctions if found guilty of dereliction of duty, Force Spokesperson said.

“The IGP reiterates the commitment of the Force to fulfilling all its obligations with regards to the disbandment of the defunct SARS, the ongoing Judicial Panels and all other police reforms, the statement concluded.

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