Representative Ugonna Ozurigbo while addressing the press in Abuja stated that the house of representatives have summoned the Inspector General of police.
He is expected to appear before the house by Thursday, October 22nd 2020 over a series of allegations on police making the rounds.
These allegations bother on police brutality, extra-judicial killings, and police profiling of youths in the country.
The house of representatives gave the IG of police a seven day ultimatum to appear before their joint committee on justice, human rights, police affairs.
Representative Ozurigbo asked victims of the recently disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) to provide the committee with the necessary information that would enable them see this task to the end.
The committee plans on conducting public hearings all over the six geopolitical zones of the country, to listen to the various experiences of the families of deceased victims and those that are unlawfully detained by the men of SARS.
Protesters have taken to the streets for over a week, calling for an end to police brutality and extrajudicial killings in the nation. However, the protests doesn’t seem to be loosing its steam after the disbanding of SARS by the IG of police.
From news gathered online, the protesters are aggrieved due to the formation of a new special weapon and tactical unit that was hurriedly set-up to take the place of the disbanded SARS.
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