The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has condemned the brutality of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad popularly known as SARS
In statement made accessible to Ejes Gist Media, the Deputy President of the Senate expressed concern over the incessant instances of extrajudicial killings, harassment, unlawful arrest, and extortion of defenseless residents by some officers connected to SARS in numerous components of Nigeria.
Specifically, the Deputy President of the Senate cited the alleged taking pictures of a person by operatives of SARS in his constituency in Ughelli, Delta State over the sufferer’s alleged refusal to permit the operatives to go looking his telephone in addition to one other taking pictures of a youth within the city by males of the ‘Operation Delta Safe’ over the sufferer’s alleged refusal to permit the operatives to go looking his telephone to buttress his argument on the necessity for complete reforms and overhaul of security items within the nation.
Senator Omo-Agege known as on the police authorities to fish out the culprits for prosecution, stressing that it will function a deterrent to others.
While calling on security personnel to at all times keep the foundations of engagement, the lawmaker urged the youths within the space to train utmost restraint whereas the investigation is ongoing.
“Those who’re authorised to bear arms and keep regulation and order within the nation ought to know that such should be exercised with accountability particularly when human life is sacrosanct.
“I hope those who are quick at pulling the trigger would adopt strategies that would foster mutual understanding between them and those they are tasked to protect, in their bid to save the lives of Nigerians. It would be a depressing twist of fate for them to be listed among those contributing to the list of the dead in this challenging period globally,” he stated.
Reacting the brutality of SARS in Delta State, the State minister for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo writes
I simply spoke with each the Commissioner of Police, Delta State and the Area Commander in Ughelli the place the unlucky incident involving a younger man and the Police happened yesterday.
I additionally spoke with Ochuko, the sufferer’s brother. I used to be born, bred and raised in that very same city.
All of them stated the sufferer is alive and receiving remedy.
Whilst I completely condemn the extra-judicial killings by SARS and different Police outfits towards defenseless residents and name for complete reforms and overhaul of the system, some details of this case are as follows:
(a) The outfit concerned on this case known as Operation Delta Safe and never SARS
(b) The sufferer was not shot as confirmed by his brother, however fell out of the Police automobile when being taken to the station after arrest.
The brother stated he was pushed; the Police stated he jumped.
Attached is an image of the sufferer in hospital this morning, exhibiting accidents from the autumn.
(c) The Police stopped to select him up after the autumn, however an offended mob had already gathered and the Police fled and left the sufferer
(d) A Good Samaritan picked him & took him to hospital
Finally, I want to appeal to the youths in Ughelli to not resort to violence and/or destruction of lives and properties.
I’m on prime of this matter and although the sufferer is alive, I can be urging the authorities to nonetheless examine the conduct of the Police on this matter”
Hon. Minister of State, Labour and Employment
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