Idris overhauls SARS, appoints new Police Commissioner as head
Sequel to the order given by the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo for the overhaul of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim idris, has ordered its immediate overhauling to address complaints and allegations of human rights violations against some of its personnel. The Ag. President gave the order on Tuesday and the Police IG complied immediately.
The Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad previously under the Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department (FCIID) is henceforth to operate under the Department of Operations, Force Headquarters Abuja. The Commissioner of Police (FSARS) is answerable to the Inspector General of Police through the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Department of Operations.
In observance of full compliance with the Presidential directives, the Federal Anti-Robbery Squad will be intelligence driven and will be restricted to the prevention and detection of Armed Robbery, kidnapping and the apprehension of offenders linked to the stated offences only.