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Ban Of FSARS Not Enough But Complete Overhauling – Lagos Ex-CP

BrandiQ Reports

A former Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Fatai Owoseni has faulted the recent ban placed on the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.

The ex-police commissioner, while speaking during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, advocated for an exclusive audit and overhauling of what he described as the organisation’s internal mechanism.

Lagos Ex-CP, Fatai Owoseni

He said: “It is not the best way to go; it is actually not the way to go. I think what the police leadership should do is to properly audit the internal oversight mechanism that is in place.”

Owoseni, who is also the Special Adviser to Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Security also reacted to the renewed calls being made by Nigerians for the disbandment of SARS, that according to them, they are doing more harms to the younger generation than good.

The Ex-Lagos Commissioner accused SARS operatives of failing to abide by the rules and regulations that govern them in the discharge of their duties and wants the Force to put some measures in place to ensure that SARS operatives are being checked to avoid abuse of office.

He added that: “All that is happening is because somehow the police have refused and failed to discharge their responsibilities in accordance with the extant rules and regulations. The so-called FSARS have rules and regulations that guide them. They consistently failed to abide by these rules. When measures like these are taken, nobody audits those measures to see the measure of compliance.”

Lagos Ex-CP, Fatai Owoseni

His remarks follow the outright ban of the personnel of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and other Tactical Squads of the Force from embarking on routine patrols.

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The IGP, according to a statement issued on Sunday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, warned officers against carrying out stop and search duties, checkpoints, mounting of roadblocks, traffic checks, etc with immediate effect.

Adamu also cautioned officers of the Tactical Squads against the invasion of the privacy of citizens particularly.

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