Police Boss Warns SARS against Violation of Human Rights

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Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr.  Olusola Amore, yesterday advised the men of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other policemen in the state to adhere strictly to the stated rules of engagement with the members of the public and ethics guiding the operation of the Nigeria Police Force.

Amore who spoke against the backdrop of allegation levelled against the men Teller of SARS in the state of forcing members of the public to use their Automated Machine Cards (ATM) to withdraw money for them upon arrest on flimsy excuses in Ilorin yesterday however urged the members of the public to resist any form of rights violation meted against them by operatives of the Special Anti-robbery Squad (FSARS) and other policemen in the state.

The police boss who said the command is committed to “the respect of the rights of the good people of Kwara State, directed SARS operatives to “at all times adhere strictly with the stated rules of engagement in addition to the ethics of good conduct of the Nigeria Police Force.”

In a statement issued and signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ajayi Okasanmi, Amore advised members of the public who suffer any form of rights violation to report such to the police authority in the state. The statement read: “The Special Anti-robbery Squad (FSARS) of the Kwara State Police Command has been directed by the Commissioner of Police, Kwara State Command, Olusola E Amore, to at all times adhere strictly to the stated rules of engagement, in addition to the ethics of good conduct of the Nigeria Police Force.

“Therefore, the public is advised to resist any form of intimidation and extortion by SARS operatives forcing them to collect money using their ATM cards and all other illicit tactics. “The public is also advised to report any unwholesome activities of SARS operatives and indeed other policemen. “Finally, the command restates its commitment to the respect of the rights of the good people of Kwara State.”