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Malami Receives List Of SARS Operatives Set For Dismissal, Trial




Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has received the list of 35 officers of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, set for prosecution.

The development was disclosed by the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, Mr. Tony Ojukwu.

Ojukwu revealed this while speaking with newsmen after meeting with Malami at the Federal Ministry of Justice Headquarters in Abuja on Monday.

According to Ojukwu, he came to the Ministry to submit the list of operatives who have been recommended for trial and sack to the minister.

He further stated that the police operatives are from 12 States and the Federal Capital Territory.

Ojukwu added that the list of the officers was complied by a three-man panel that was set-up to review and advise the federal government on implementation of recommendations of the Presidential Panel on Reform of SARS.

He noted that the panel found the indicted SARS operatives guilty of extra-judicial killings, extortion, unlawful arrest and detention.

Other offences ranged from the seizure of properties, illegal blockage of bank accounts of innocent citizens, threat and intimidation, and blackmail.

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