Things have started turning around as the government makes another move in reforming the police force; according to the Presidential Panel on Reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), 37 former SARS members are set to be dismissed from the police force whiles 24 more are listed for prosecution.
The Presidential Panel which was set up by the Federal Government in 2018, made thorough investigations into the alleged human rights violations and abuse of office labeled against SARS. The panel also went on to recommend reform of the force.
Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the Human Rights Commission after officially presenting a report to the Police Service Commission, informed the PSC chairman that they possess all that is necessary to deal appropriately with the Presidential Panel report on reform of SARS.
Tony also disclosed that the Panel called for and received 113 complaints on alleged human rights violations from across the country as well as 22 memoranda on suggestions regarding how to reform and restructure SARS and the Nigeria Police force in general.
Included in the report from the panel, there were directives ordering the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to disclose the identity of 22 officers involved in violating the human rights of innocent citizens.