He revealed this while he reacted to the candlelight vigils the #ENDSARS protesters held in memory of young Nigerians killed by police operatives.
According to him, he has seen powerful images and videos of the #CandleForSARSVictims vigils held across the country, and it calls for very sober reflections.
He added that justice will definitely be served and he would continue sharing the actions he is taking in line with his government.
His words, “I have seen powerful images and videos of the #CandleForSARSVictims vigils held across the country. It calls for very sober reflections. Yesterday, the orderly room trial of the police officers involved in the surulere incident began.
“Some of the victims attended and will testify before the panel next week. Justice will be served. Thank you to the team actively following up and helping victims. There is so much more to be done and I will keep sharing the actions we are taking in line with my announcements”.
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The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) is a Nigerian Police Force unit under the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department headed by the Deputy Inspector General of Police Anthony Ogbizi. Since 2012, SARS has come under controversy for being linked to acts of extortion, torture, framing and blackmail.
The Special Anti-Robbery Squad was founded in 1992 by former police commissioner Simeon Danladi Midenda. The major reason SARS was formed was when Col. Rindam, a Nigerian Army Colonel was killed by police officers at a checkpoint in Lagos.
SARS is one of the 14 units in the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department which was established to detain, investigate and prosecute people involved in crimes like armed robbery, kidnapping and other forms of crimes.
During its formation the Special Anti-Robbery Squad was known to operate covertly. SARS operatives were not allowed to wear police uniform, publicly carry guns or have walkie-talkies. They were given unmarked vehicles with sometimes no license plates or private plate numbers during duty.
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