File photograph: The Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, at a gathering with the President in Abuja on May 14, 2020.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has directed speedy investigations into the swimsuit difficult the legality of the States’ Judicial Panel of Inquiry investigating the allegations towards officers of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, disclosed this in an announcement on Thursday hours after the police filed the swimsuit.
“The IGP, who gave the order on the heels of trending reports in the media, today 3rd December 2020, expressed the disapproval of the Force Management Team on the matter and ordered investigations into the alleged role of the Force Legal Section including its Head.
“Meanwhile, the Force Legal Officer has been queried and may face further sanctions if found guilty of dereliction of duty,” the assertion learn.
According to the IGP, the police stay dedicated to fulfilling all their obligations on the subject of the disbandment of the defunct SARS, the continued proceedings of the judicial panels, and all different police reforms.
(FILE) Members of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution at a sitting on November 28, 2020.
Channels Television had reported that the swimsuit was on the Federal High Court in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
It seeks to cease the judicial panels of inquiry arrange by varied state governments to probe the allegations of police brutality and human rights abuses by the disbanded SARS and different police tactical models.
The police, by their lawyer, O.M. Atoyebi, had argued that the state governments lacked the facility to represent the panels to research actions of the power and its officers within the conduct of their statutory duties.
They urged the courtroom to restrain the Attorneys-General of the 36 states of the federation and their varied panels of inquiry from going forward with the probe focussing on police impunity.
Joined as defendants within the swimsuit included the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) which arrange the Independent Investigative Panel sitting in Abuja, the Attorneys-General of the 36 states, in addition to the chairmen of the panels.