The Nigerian Senate has ordered the arrest and prosecution of operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) recently involved in the killings of innocent citizens in the nation.
According to Galaxy’s News, the chamber also asked the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to establish a special unit that will constantly investigate and monitor the conduct of SARS operatives.
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, stated this while ruling on the Senate resolution on a motion by Lagos Central Senator, Oluremi Tinubu.
Source stated that Senator Tinubu drew the attention of her colleagues to the recent extra-judicial killings and human rights abuses by SARS operatives, while the deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege equally lent his voice in the call for those involved to be prosecuted.
Lawan in his concluding remarks said a mere dismissal of overzealous and reckless operatives was not enough but that they must be made to face the full wrath of the law.
Galaxy also reports that the Senate mandated its committee on Police, Judiciary and Human Rights to probe human rights abuses of Nigerians by SARS operatives in the last few years.