BREAKING: IG Orders Immediate Disbandment of FSARS


Published January 21, 2019


Adelani Adepegba, Abuja

The Acting Inspector General of Police , Mohammed Adamu , has decentralised the operations of the Special Anti – Robbery Squad, which was earlier centralised by his predecessor, Ibrahim Idris.

The former IG had placed the unit under the Deputy Inspector – General of Police ( Operations ) , as part of the reforms of the squad.

But Adamu , who met with Command Commissioners of Police and other senior officers in Abuja on Monday ( today ) , explained that the squad will henceforth operate under the state Commissioners of Police , while the Force headquarters unit would be under the DIG, Federal Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.

He said that a comprehensive reform in terms of ethics , mode of operation , nomenclature and orientation, function delineation command and control and accountability mechanism of SARS will be undertaken .

Adamu also disbanded all quasi -investigation and operations outfits , including the Special Investigation Panel , Special Tactical Squad, IG Monitoring and Intelligence Team , among others .

The Acting IG further announced the setting -up of a Special Election Investigation Team tasked with the exclusive function of investigating and prosecuting electoral offenders .

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