The Acting Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
The new IGP also disbanded all quasi-investigation and operations outfits, including the Special Investigation Panel, Special Tactical Squad, IG Monitoring and Intelligence Team, among others.
Adamuwho met with Command Commissioners of Police and other senior officers in Abujaon Monday (today), explained that the squad would henceforth operate under thestate Commissioners of Police, while the Force Headquarters unit would be underthe DIG, Federal Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.
Theformer IG, Ibrahim Idris centralized the squad, placing it under the DeputyInspector-General of Police (Operations), as part of the reforms of the squadbut the new IGP said that a comprehensive reform in terms of ethics, mode ofoperation, nomenclature and orientation, function delineation command andcontrol as well as accountability mechanism of SARS would be undertaken.
Hefurther announced the setting-up of a Special Election Investigation Teamtasked with the responsibility of investigating and prosecuting electoraloffenders.