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SARS is not a bad outfit, bad eggs destroyed it- ex-IGP Sunday Ehindero says

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Former Inspector General of Police, Sunday Ehindero, has said that the disbanded Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) is not a bad outfit in itself but that it is bad eggs employed into the unit that destroyed it.

Ehindero said this while speaking at the presentation of “Reminiscences: My Journey Through Life”, a memoir of Sunday Akintan, a retired judge of the supreme court, on Wednesday, October 14.

“There is no organisation that does what we call quality control more than the police. Each year, we weed out the bad eggs, query and send them away but there will always be bad eggs in any service. A bad egg will always corrupt others. So, the unit is not a bad outfit, we only have bad operators in the unit now.” he said

Speaking further, the former police boss said

“SARS is supposed to be the teeth of the police in terms of robbery. They are to confront robbers and you know robbers are people that are difficult to handle and in most cases you have a lot of police have been killed.

There is a need to reform it, so that from the initial objective which birthed SARS. They have to go back and look at the initial objective.”

He also advocated comprehensive reform of the country’s police force by providing its officials with requisite training required to operate in line with global standards.

“I am more interested in training. The society is getting enlightened. Training has been the main problem of the police force. There’s dynamism in how the police should operate now” he said

Last week, Nigerians began a protest to demand the end of SARS as well as an end to police brutality. The Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, announced the disbandment of the unit on Sunday, October 11.  Nigerians are however still clamoring for a complete reform of the Nigerian Police Force.

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Cars destroyed as #EndSARS protesters were allegedly attacked at Lekki toll gate

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End SARS protesters have accused hoodlums of attacking them on Friday October 16, as they continued their protests at the Lekki toll gate.

The protesters who have been demanding for an end to police brutality alleged that they were attacked early this morning and some cars were scattered.

Photos from the scene show cars destroyed, including a Range Rover and a Lexus.

This isn’t the first alleged attack on End SARS protesters. On Thursday, October 15, thugs poured out of a huge bus to attack protesters in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos. They were armed with machetes and other harmful objects. Prior to that, protesters in Abuja were attacked on Wednesday, October 14, by thugs.

To protect themselves, protest organizers hired private security to guard protesters across different states in the country. However, the alleged attack at Lekki happened very early and took protesters by surprise.

Below are tweets from Lekki End SARS protesters calling for help.

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Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey tweets ‘#EndSARS’ again after being threatened by former presidential aspirant Garba Adamu

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Twitter CEO has tweeted his support for the #EndSARS movement again after being threatened by former presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba.

Garba asked Jack Dorsey to stay away from Nigerian politics and threatened to sue him for supporting a protest that “has transformed into a political agitation, capable of breaking law and order in the country”.

The threat came after Dorsey tweeted support for the protests holding in Nigeria to end SARS and police brutality.

Following Garba’s threats, Dorsey tweeted again.

“#EndSARS” he wrote simply with an emoji of a raised fist in the colours of the Nigerian flag.

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Video of officers of disbanded SARS unit allegedly breaking into people’s homes, assaulting and whisking them away in Yaba and Surulere

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Some Nigerians including celebrities have raised an alarm of some operatives of the disbanded SARS unit allegedly breaking into people’s homes Pedro community of Surulere, Lagos state.

The alleged officers of the defunct police unit were also accused of assaulting and whisking people away in a police van they allegedly stormed the community with. It was also alleged that there’s been raids in Ojuelegba, Shomolu, Yaba areas of Lagos state.

Actress Adunni Ade wrote;

I cannot confirm how true this is. I have been tagged severally on this video from different posts. My DM’s with multiple videos , text and all. In the case of it being true Sir,
@jidesanwoolu @jidesanwoolu @jidesanwoolu Sir, how true is this Sir? The disbanded SARS officers still have access to work? Picking up men at night? Shooting? Could you confirm where this men are been taken to?
This is said to have happened at Feyisara close, close to Pedro police station in somolu. Please send help Sir.

I cannot confirm how true this is but my damn DM’s is full with this. I am only posting this just in case it is true.
HER NAME IS BISOLA!!!! She was caught recording my previous video. Good enough isge was able to post the videos before they got to her. Anyone close to Pedro police station in somolu???? @jidesanwoolu @jidesanwoolu please im not sure who you could send since the police are doing this but please look into this. I pray this young Lady isn’t touched! What is this???
UPDATE TOLD SHES OKAY NOW


Here are more tweets below;

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