The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has declared that the duty of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) does not go beyond issues bordering on robbery and kidnap.
The police boss made the clarification while setting up the South West Monitoring Committee, adding that officers who go beyond the jurisdiction of the duty will face dare consequences.
The Monitoring Committee was set up by the Inspector General of Police, to look into the reorganization of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad unit (SARS, now FSARS) of the Nigerian Police. File: SARS operatives in conference The IGP’s committee in the Southwest led by DCP Adepojulo Ilori, said this at the SARS headquarters in Abeokuta.
Ilori said: “We are visiting all the FSARS facilities in all the commands in the South West and ensure that the IGP’s directives are strictly complied with. “We are very sure as from now that you are going to see a positively transformed FSARS operatives that will now function as per their specific role of nipping robbery, armed robbery and kidnapping in the bud, this is why we are here.
“If not for some black sheep, the Lagos Command is doing a great job. Out of every 12, there will be a Judas. There is no organization without a black sheep but those we screened, we immediately collected the case files of those whose cases are not within robbery and kidnapping, gave them to the CP for their cases to be transferred to the state CID because the purview of their functioning is armed robbery, robbery and kidnapping.
“Every other investigation should be sent to the appropriate quarters or branches. Here in Ogun State, we are just starting and I don’t want to preempt anything.
“For now, SARS will be operating in our normal uniform until after we might have concluded our fact finding mission because the presidency will still have its input. They must work within the rubrics of the game.”