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Police Commission 'Pencils-Down' 37 Ex-SARS Officers For Dismissal by fergie001(m): 7:25pm On Oct 16
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.’

“We have come to see a PSC determined to play a leading role in the reform of the Nigeria Police Force,” Ojukwu was quoted to have said.

Ojukwu said the reform was the most topical issue in the country today, adding that a lot was expected from the PSC.

He noted that the panel called for and received 113 complaints on alleged human rights violations from across the country and 22 memoranda on suggestions on how to reform and restructure SARS and the Nigeria Police Force in general.

The statement said, “Ojukwu said at the end of the public hearing, the panel recommended 37 police officers for dismissal and 24 were recommended for prosecution.

“The panel also directed the Inspector -General of Police to unravel the identity of 22 officers involved in the violation of the human rights of innocent citizens.”

Receiving a copy of the report, Smith said the PSC would collaborate and support the NHRC in the promotion of good governance.

He, however, said that for effective reform of “the much-maligned SARS,” there must be a deliberate effort to select capable, professional and credible people to replace the disbanded outfit.

The selected officers, he added, must be properly trained and exposed to regular training.

Smith stated, “There must also be close supervision of the newly selected officers so that the nation will not experience the rot that became the fate of the disbanded unit.”

Any misconduct, he noted, should be severely and promptly handled.

The former IG said the government should show more concern on the funding of its vital agencies as they needed robust funding to do their job.

He also made a case for proper and good accommodation for police officers, stressing that “these officers need good accommodation to put in their best.”

SOURCE

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Re: Police Commission 'Pencils-Down' 37 Ex-SARS Officers For Dismissal by Racoon(m): 7:28pm On Oct 16
Not only dismissal but investigate them for any of the atrocities catalogued against this extrajudicial killer squad called SARS and get them punished accordingly.They are not all innocent.

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Re: Police Commission 'Pencils-Down' 37 Ex-SARS Officers For Dismissal by HAccord: 7:31pm On Oct 16
If CSP James Nwafor rtd. is still earning pension and gratuities as a retired policeman as we speak, then you guys are jokers!

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Re: Police Commission 'Pencils-Down' 37 Ex-SARS Officers For Dismissal by nkwuocha: 7:31pm On Oct 16
Hmm....Just 37
I ecpected more than 70% of SARS

Where is James Nwafor?
Until the noose is around his neck, you are wasting your time.

Jameeessi e le be ino?

Tick tok tick tok tick tok...Just like JOHN WICK PEREBULLUM you're running but we shall get you. grin

The Nigerian Youth and the entire Anambra state declares JAMES Nwafor Esxcommunicado

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Re: Police Commission 'Pencils-Down' 37 Ex-SARS Officers For Dismissal by jlinkd78(m): 7:32pm On Oct 16
Just 37. Imagine d docility of our government. As far back as 2018 a presidential panel has been set up to investigate SARS excesses but d Govt that set it up has not deemed it fit to call for findings made or reprimand the panel members. It took Street protests to unearth d report

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Re: Police Commission 'Pencils-Down' 37 Ex-SARS Officers For Dismissal by Luckydubby7(m): 7:32pm On Oct 16
Only 37?

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Re: Police Commission 'Pencils-Down' 37 Ex-SARS Officers For Dismissal by festacman(m): 7:33pm On Oct 16
I hope they won't become full-time armed robbers.

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Re: Police Commission 'Pencils-Down' 37 Ex-SARS Officers For Dismissal by okpalaAnambra: 7:38pm On Oct 16
They should summarily execute them instead

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Re: Police Commission 'Pencils-Down' 37 Ex-SARS Officers For Dismissal by adaragbotemi: 7:39pm On Oct 16
We are getting there, give us there pictures

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Re: Police Commission 'Pencils-Down' 37 Ex-SARS Officers For Dismissal by TecM0: 7:42pm On Oct 16
cool



Police Service Commission , just remembered their constitutional Job of monitoring Policing in Nigeria, yet they earn fat budget yearly

Human Rights Commission also just woke up from slumber and remembered they have a duty with all this human rights violation, yet they recieve budget annually


.

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Re: Police Commission 'Pencils-Down' 37 Ex-SARS Officers For Dismissal by seunmsg(m): 7:44pm On Oct 16
Good way to start. We expect more. In addition, prosecute all of them after dismissal.

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Re: Police Commission 'Pencils-Down' 37 Ex-SARS Officers For Dismissal by Jack005(m): 7:45pm On Oct 16
Good one. We keep moving!
Re: Police Commission 'Pencils-Down' 37 Ex-SARS Officers For Dismissal by TecM0: 7:48pm On Oct 16
nkwuocha:
Hmm....Just 37
I ecpected more than 70% of SARS

Where is James Nwafor?
Until the noose is around his neck, you are wasting your time.

CSP James Nwafor..

OC SARS, owes many Politician a huge favour for doing their dirty bidding

30 MASSOB members killed under Peter Obi's APGA Government and Jonathan FG who did you think ordered it?! If Obiano never used him , how did a mere retired CSP get SSA to the Governors Position when retired CP haven't even gotten such



.

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Re: Police Commission 'Pencils-Down' 37 Ex-SARS Officers For Dismissal by JAMO84: 7:51pm On Oct 16
They swept the report under the carpet before, because of protest, they brought it out.

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Re: Police Commission 'Pencils-Down' 37 Ex-SARS Officers For Dismissal by nkwuocha: 7:59pm On Oct 16
TecM0:


CSP James Nwafor..

OC SARS, owes many Politician a huge favour for doing their dirty bidding

30 MASSOB members killed under Peter Obi's APGA Government and Jonathan FG who did you think ordered it?! If Obiano never used him , how did a mere retired CSP get SSA to the Governors Position when retired CP haven't even gotten such


.

You are very correct.He is supported by the government of the state. Obiano must have given him safe abode and only disguise his sack to safe face.

Peter Obi's actions or inactions escalated this and all of them are culpable.

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Re: Police Commission 'Pencils-Down' 37 Ex-SARS Officers For Dismissal by Mayng01(m): 7:59pm On Oct 16
Wao. This is good & it’s the best news have read so far today. But I think they should be persecuted and thrown behind bars after dismissal cos surely they will become hardened armed robbers in the society cos this people make hundreds of thousands individually from impunity, extortion & extrajudicial killings while in service
Re: Police Commission 'Pencils-Down' 37 Ex-SARS Officers For Dismissal by BruncleZuma: 7:59pm On Oct 16

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Re: Police Commission 'Pencils-Down' 37 Ex-SARS Officers For Dismissal by ThatFairGuy1: 7:59pm On Oct 16
The aim behind #EndSARS protest has been achieved or about to(if not), let's all throw our support behind these essential demands

This should be our concern NOW.




THE 7-POINT DEMANDS
Concerned Nigerian started this petition to Nigerian government and 1 other
We recognize that this moment is the culmination of decades of dissatisfaction over the decay and corruption of our dear country, Nigeria.
We find the unhealthy haste to fashion a unit termed “SWAT” to be a misrepresentation of the 5for5 demand. It is not enough.
This protest is beyond #EndSARS, #EndSWAT, #EndPoliceBrutality. This movement is for the soul of Nigeria. We are demanding a systemic overhaul of governance and institutional reforms as the barest minimum. We are better than what obtains presently; we demand progress.
We are not vain agitators. We are clear-eyed youths and professionals in our respective fields who are tired of the way and manner our dear country has been run aground by successive administrations. We cannot idly stand by whilst our future and that of our children are mortgaged.
Below is the updated 7-point demand that concerned citizens are asking from the government.
1. INSTITUTIONAL REFORMS (SECURITY)
That the 5-point demand to release arrested protesters, compensate families of victims, investigate and prosecute all reports of misconduct, proscribe SARS and review the welfare of police be implemented immediately.
However, we believe the systemic rot in the police is widespread across Government institutions. Therefore, we urgently demand an immediate Institutional reform across all federal government institutions, agencies and parastatals, especially focused on national security.
Focus will be on improved welfare and terms of service for the police, military and all law enforcement agencies, provide body worn cameras for operation, refurbished housing, health, academic and pre- and post-retirement life insurance policy for the rank-and-file personnel.
Also reforms on adherence to the laws guiding discipline and prosecution of erring service men this should be aimed at extinguishing all notions of impunity.
2) COST OF GOVERNANCE
We have watched over the years the waste associated with governing Nigeria. We have noted the duplication and unprofessionalism in the civil service and across all strata.
We demand an urgent budgetary framework with 50% capital expenditure and 50% recurrent expenditure in all appropriation bill.
We demand a drastic reduction in the cost of governance. We also demand that the national assembly, be first by streamlined into a unicameral legislative and be further stripped down to become a part time job.
The huge salaries and benefits accorded them by the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) should be reduced to the barest minimum.
3) CONSTITUTION REFORMS
There had been several constitutional reviews where youths were obviously absent. Whether by omission or commission or both, the time has come for an informed and progressive participation by the youths.
The Nigerian constitution as it exists presently does not serve all Nigerians. A more robust and engaged constitution designed and approved by all Nigerians will serve the nation.
We demand an urgent referendum within 90 days to begin the line-by-line review, reconstruction and upgrade of the extant constitution to be more functional for a 21st Century nation. The selection process for this referendum will have 50% young people under 60 nominated by their peers in a transparent, judicious and fair process.
We demand that credence be given to terms of citizenship over indigeneship and state of residence over state of origin.
4) EDUCATION REFORMS
· One in every five of the world's out-of-school children is a Nigerian child. About 13.2 million Nigerian children aged 5-14 years are not in school. The impact of this numbers will be felt for generations.
· We demand that a state of emergency is declared in the education sector and demand increase in the budgetary allocation to educational sector by 50% and to double again within the next 24 months. This funds will be used to drive the education sector to provide affordable quality education to all citizens.
· A certain percentage of this allocation should be devoted to granting scholarship to outstanding Nigerians without recourse to the tribe, religious or sex.
· We demand a systemic overhaul in our curriculum and method of teaching to upgrade to a digital experience.
· We demand that teachers should be incentivized to attract the best brains and should be standardized and professionalized.
· We demand that the parent of any child not in primary school will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
· We demand that there be an Annual independent external Audit of Fund allocation and project execution: from Government approval to disbursement across the ministry, which would further be used to publish at least an abridged Financial statement available digitally to ensure transparency.
5) HEALTH REFORMS
· We demand that a state of emergency is declared in the health sector and demand increase in the budgetary allocation to health sector by 50%
· We demand mandatory health insurance for the vulnerable population in our society as NHIS is not doing enough to serve all Nigerians.
· We demand that adequate provision be put in place to protect the rights and privileges of physically challenged citizens in Nigeria.
· We demand urgent attention to mental health and a fund to set aside to create more professionals.
· We demand proper implementation of the National Health Act of 2014, including the Basic Health Care Provision Fund).
· We demand that there be an Annual independent external Audit of Fund allocation and project execution: from Government approval to disbursement across the ministry, which would further be used to publish at least an abridged Financial statement available digitally to ensure transparency.
6) YOUTH AFFAIRS REFORM
We have noted the giant strides made by Gen Z and Millennials across the globe. Many multi-billion corporations where founded by both generations. In Nigeria, it is extremely difficult for such to occur. The enabling environment viz-a-viz investors and lenders confidence, stable interest rate and manageable inflation are deficit in our dear nation.
· We demand that a state of emergency be declared in the ministry of Youths and Sports, Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of National Planning. We demand that this should be adequately funded, sports academy should be revamped.
· We demand the creation of the Youth development funds dedicated to growing the creative industries and agriculture.
· We demand the creation of the Youth development funds dedicated to growing the creative industries and agriculture.
· We demand that the Not-Too-Young to run bill should be expanded to include–50% inclusion of youth under 40 in every cabinet in government.
· We demand that the youth inclusion be monitored by the FCC as they currently monitor state inclusion and the NCDMB and other stakeholders partake in this action to protect our future.
7) PUBLIC OFFICE REFORMS
· We demand code of conduct reforms for all elected public office holders to have themselves and their children use public schools and public hospitals ONLY. Violation of which is immediate impeachment and recall.
· We demand immediate removal of immunity clause from public office holders to make them answerable to investigations at all times when and where necessary.
· We demand immediate resignation of every public officer found guilty of any forms of crimes and corruption they should step aside during investigation also.
· Implementation of full digitization of the judicial process, prison decongestion reforms, with reforms drawn from past projects like the Uwais Report, Keyamo’s ministerial screening address, strict time limits to determination of industries litigations, etc.


You can sign below;
https://www.change.org/p/nigerians-the-7-point-demands?recruiter=1021010590&utm_source=share_petition&utbbfb-1fca646adff2

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Re: Police Commission 'Pencils-Down' 37 Ex-SARS Officers For Dismissal by talk2hb1: 8:00pm On Oct 16
Okay Noted
Re: Police Commission 'Pencils-Down' 37 Ex-SARS Officers For Dismissal by GIANTPLUSHUB: 8:00pm On Oct 16
These guys are still missing it. Dismissal alone isn't enough. They should be tried in the court of law and jailed before dismissed. That's what the masses are clamoring for. For the masses to know that the system is already working properly, an example must be set and this is a good chance to set such example.

GIANTPLUSHUB ENT.

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Re: Police Commission 'Pencils-Down' 37 Ex-SARS Officers For Dismissal by HedwigesMaduro(m): 8:00pm On Oct 16
festacman:
I hope they won't become full-time armed robbers.

They were already full-time armed robbers while in SARS. The only difference is that they had official backing then.

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Re: Police Commission 'Pencils-Down' 37 Ex-SARS Officers For Dismissal by XVIDEOSMOD: 8:00pm On Oct 16
Kill them
Re: Police Commission 'Pencils-Down' 37 Ex-SARS Officers For Dismissal by GboyegaD(m): 8:00pm On Oct 16
This is some initial gragra though. Why do we like to rush everything?

Anyways, they shouldn't just be dismissed, they should face the penalty for their offences.

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Re: Police Commission 'Pencils-Down' 37 Ex-SARS Officers For Dismissal by Passionate888: 8:00pm On Oct 16
Audio, when Anambra sars are still in office

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Re: Police Commission 'Pencils-Down' 37 Ex-SARS Officers For Dismissal by potbelly(m): 8:00pm On Oct 16
More of same please.... angry angry
Re: Police Commission 'Pencils-Down' 37 Ex-SARS Officers For Dismissal by brosom(m): 8:00pm On Oct 16
We no wan here numbers, we want all dismissed ASAP!!
Re: Police Commission 'Pencils-Down' 37 Ex-SARS Officers For Dismissal by protests: 8:00pm On Oct 16
When they created Buhari's cabinet,
They were injected with anti-truth vaccine
There is no single truth in all these
Disgraceful old liars


Panel set up in 2018, results released in 2020.
So we should expect another result in 2022 for the panel you want to setup next week?


#EndSARS, so if not because we spoke out, the results of the panel would never be released? Nigerians please talk out, loud it out O. This wicked govt doesn't send you. They won't do anything for us if we don't speak out. This is part of our speaking out last week.

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Re: Police Commission 'Pencils-Down' 37 Ex-SARS Officers For Dismissal by demexTK(m): 8:00pm On Oct 16
Reform the police. That's all we ask.
Re: Police Commission 'Pencils-Down' 37 Ex-SARS Officers For Dismissal by GreyLaw(m): 8:00pm On Oct 16
Only 37? You people are joking! And I must say that if the criminal James Nwafor ran away successfully then Obiano helped him run away.

If Obiano's hands are clean he should have ordered the guys arrest first before sacking him.

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Re: Police Commission 'Pencils-Down' 37 Ex-SARS Officers For Dismissal by SnOOpERr: 8:01pm On Oct 16
Punch.ng posted in their Just In section at about 7:34pm today that 174 teachers and students contracted Covid 19 in a private school in Lagos. I clicked on it about 7:40 pm. Gbam! Page couldn't be found. I can't even find it iny history. They want to use it to scatter protest. Please who else saw it?

I also saw this dismissal post in their Just In section.

Why was it removed? What's the motive?

It's back. It's now 181. Propaganda

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