The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu, has called for the immediate disbandment of all offices of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

The call was disclosed by the senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on public affairs, Ajuri Ngelale, on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.

Offices of SARS located in places like Ikorodu, Ijebu-Ode and in Obada Oko will now be taken over by police commissioners.

This development came shortly after the killing of a Nigerian footballer, Tiamiyu Kazeem, in Sagamu, Ogun state, by some SARS officers on Saturday, February 22.

Tiamiyu was killed on Saturday, February 22, after being allegedly pushed out of a moving police vehicle by the operatives who had arrested him and were taking him to Abeokuta, the state capital.

The disbandment of the unit was announced by the deputy inspector-general of police, Peter Ogunyanwo, on Tuesday, February 25, during a condolence visit to the state governor, Dapo Abiodun.

It was scooped that Ogunyanwo explained the decision is part of ongoing reforms aimed at repositioning the police for service delivery

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