• Police dismisses SARS officer for killing undergraduate in Lagos

    Police dismisses SARS officer for killing undergraduate in Lagos

    It was gathered that the Police in Lagos State has finally dismissed Sergeant Collins Idom, who allegedly shot and killed a 20-year-old undergraduate of a polytechnic in Edo State, identified as Joseph Eidonojie-Ugbeni.

    The police officer, who has served for 14 years in the Police Force before his dismissal on Monday, had before now been arraigned before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate’s Court for murder along with three suspected cult members.

    Idom, an officer of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS, allegedly […]

  • “You Don’t Have Authority To Take Human Lives” – IGP Ibrahim Idris Tells SARS

    “You Don’t Have Authority To Take Human Lives” – IGP Ibrahim Idris Tells SARS

    The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has warned the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives against torture and extra-judicial killings, saying no policeman in the world had the right or authority to kill crime suspects.

    Mr. Idris admonished the SARS personnel to always respect the right of every Nigerian, noting that this was the way they could change the negative public perception about them.

    Addressing SARS operatives and their commanders from various state commands at the Force Headquarters on Thursday in Abuja, the […]

  • IGP warns SARS operatives after damning Amnesty Int’l report

    IGP warns SARS operatives after damning Amnesty Int’l report

    It was gathered that the Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Ibrahim Idris, has warned personnel of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) against unprofessional conduct.

    The I-G gave the warning hours after he denied involvement of police officers in rights violation.

    Former detainees had told Amnesty International they had been subjected to horrific torture methods, including hanging, starvation, beatings, shootings and mock executions, at the hands of corrupt officers from the feared Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

    “A police unit created to protect the […]