#EndSARS: Implement protesters’ demands, Senate urges FG

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Published October 17, 2020

Kayode Oyero

The Senate has urged the Federal Government to speed up the implementation of the five - point demands of # EndSARS protesters.

Senate Spokesperson, Dr Ajibola Basiru, made this known on Friday night.

The PUNCH had reported Tuesday that the Presidential Panel on the Reform of the now -disbanded Special Anti -Robbery Squad approved the five - point demands put forward by youths protesting against the brutality and extrajudicial killings by operatives of the disbanded Special Anti - Robbery Squad .

Although the Inspector -General of Police , Mohammed Adamu , scrapped the police unit last Sunday and announced a replacement , the protesters want the police authorities to carry out psychological evaluation and re -training of all disbanded SARS officers before they are redeployed .

They demand the release of all arrested protesters, justice for all deceased victims of police brutality and appropriate compensation for their families . They also want increased salaries for police officers as well as the establishment of an independent body to oversee the investigation and prosecution of all reports of police misconduct .

The government and some business leaders had tried to persuade the youths to leave the streets but the protesters have insisted that until the government implement their demands , the demonstrations would continue .

Speaking on a television programme last night , the senator representing Osun Central Senatorial District said the two chambers of the National Assembly had inaugurated their constitutional review committees on the reformation of the Nigeria Police Force

“ Beyond legislative action is the need to take timeous executive action . For instance , stopping the SARS is an executive action because no law actually set up the SARS .

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