Wednesday, 6 December 2017

#EndSARS Campaign: Some Politicians Behind it- Police Spokesman



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The Police High Command has come out and describe the EndSARS Campaign has been motivated by some ‘’mischievous’’ Politicians for its political gains


Recall that for about a week now, some Nigerians had taken to their twitter handle to either register their mind coming with  experiences they encounter with men of the state Anti-robbery Squad  (SARS) justifying  their decision to either end every idea behind it or investigates those harrowing experiences some of them has passed through coming from members of the squad.

This was what prompted  the upper chamber of the National Assembly to  mandate its Ad- Hoc Committee on the review of the current Security infrastructure of the country headed by Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan, to  immediately  investigate all issues of alleged human rights abuses leveled against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, and make relevant recommendations .


 But speaking on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, Monitored by urban express news correspondents, CSP Jimoh Moshood, Force Public Relations Officer,  said the Jega Awosanya Segun, the alleged originator of the hashtag, was under investigation. He alleged that Segun had links to some unnamed politicians, saying “Somebody who had an ulterior motive put up #EndSARS, Nigerians should be mindful because the social media is very porous. We traced the hashtag and traced it to mischievous politicians that are trying to create a problem in the system that SARS is a stumbling block for them to achieve their objectives and we are investigating this.

SARS is not a killing machine as it was created to deal with cases of robbery and any other case the offender carries a firearm. SARS is been doing very very well.’’ Meanwhile, the resolution of the Senate to probe SARS, yesterday was sequel to a point of Order by Senator Isa Misau, APC, Bauchi Central which was later allowed to be a motion where he noted that according to the Police Act and regulation, the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, (Force CID) is the highest investigative arm of the Nigerian police.

He said We are not saying that there is no infraction if there is, not only on SARS personnel but conventional policemen – people should report to us. We want to disabuse their minds that SARS should be ended..”

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