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Police Service Commission To Dismiss 37 Ex-SARS Operatives, Prosecute 24 Others

37 former members of the disbanded Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) are set to dismissed from the Force by the Police Service Commission (PSC).

24 other former SARS operatives have also been penciled down for prosecution over various acts of professional misconduct.

This development was confirmed in a statement by the spokesman of the commission, Ikechukwu Ani on Friday.

This follows the submission of a report to the PSC Chairman, Musiliu Smith, in Abuja on Friday by the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, Tony Ojukwu.

The presidential panel had, among other things, investigated allegations of human rights violations and abuse of office against SARS and recommended reform or restructuring of the outfit.

The statement titled, ‘PSC to partner Human Rights Commission, promises immediate action on report of presidential panel on reform of SARS’ reads in part: “Ojukwu said at the end of the public hearing, the panel recommended 37 police officers for dismissal and 24 were recommended for prosecution.

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