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Police Commission To Dismiss 37 Ex-SARS Officers, Prosecute 24

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Tobi Adebayo 

The Police Service Commission has said that 37 former members of the scrapped Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad have been listed for dismissal from service.

This was announced in a statement by PSC spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani on Friday.

Ani also said that the commission is expected to order the prosecution of 24 other ex-SARS operatives for various acts of professional misconduct.

“The Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, Tony Ojukwu, observed that the PSC chairman has all it takes to deal appropriately with the report of the panel.

“We have come to see a PSC determined to play a leading role in the reform of the Nigeria Police Force. The reform is the most topical issue in the country today. A lot is expected from the PSC,” he said.

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“Ojukwu said further at the end of the public hearing, the panel recommended 37 police officers for dismissal and 24 were recommended for prosecution.

“The panel also directed the Inspector -General of Police to unravel the identity of 22 officers involved in the violation of the human rights of innocent citizens,” the statement read in part.

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