A former Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr Fatai Owoseni, has faulted the ban of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS).
Speaking during an interview on Channels Television, the ex-Police Commissioner called for the audit of what he described as the organisation’s internal mechanism.
He said: “It is not the best way to go; it is actually not the way to go. I think what the police leadership should do is to properly audit the internal oversight mechanism that is in place.”
Mr Owoseni, who is the Special Adviser to Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, on Security also reacted to calls made by Nigerians for the disbandment of SARS; accusing SARS operatives of failing to abide by the rules and regulations that govern them in the discharge of their duties.
The ex-Police Boss wants the Force to put some measures in place to ensure that SARS operatives are being checked to avoid abuse of Officer.
His remarks come a day after the Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, banned the personnel of the FSARS and other Tactical Squads of the Force from embarking on routine patrols.
The IGP, according to a statement issued on Sunday, October 4, 2020, by the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Frank Mba, warned Officers against carrying out stop and search duties, checkpoints, mounting of roadblocks, traffic checks, etc with immediate effect.
IGP Adamu also cautioned Officers of the Tactical Squads against the invasion of the privacy of citizens particularly.