BREAKING: Police commission to dismiss 37 ex-SARS officers

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No fewer than 37 former members of the disbanded Special Anti - Robbery Squad have been pencilled down for dismissal from service .

The Police Service Commission is also expected to order the prosecution of 24 other ex - SARS operatives for various acts of professional misconduct .

These were the highlights of the Report of the Presidential Panel on Reform of the Special Anti -Robbery Squad set up by the Federal Government in 2018 to reform the dreaded unit .

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 .

Presenting the report to the PSC Chairman , Musiliu Smith , in Abuja on Friday , the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission , Tony Ojukwu , called for a speedy implementation of the panel recommendations .

A statement by the PSC spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani , said Ojukwu observed that the PSC chairman has all it takes to deal appropriately with the report of the panel .

The statement was titled , ‘ PSC to partner Human Rights Commission, promises immediate action on report of presidential panel on reform of SARS .’

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