Nigerian CSOs back dissolution of F-SARS, demands end to extortion on highways

The coalition of Civil Society Organizations of Nigeria, (COCSON), has backed the dissolution of the Federal Particular Anti-Theft Squad, F-SARS over mass protests by Nigerians in opposition to the unholy and nefarious actions of the nation’s Police Tactical Squad.

The Coalition was contained in a press launch signed by its Publicity Secretary, Edomobi Promise and issued on Wednesday, posited that SARS constituted itself as a terrorist organisation, asserting, nevertheless, that the police remains to be a really corrupt establishment.

In keeping with the Coalition, “they take bribes for bail, intimidate and harass harmless residents. We now have an Anti-people’s police and safety businesses”.

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The Coalition famous that a number of requires the prosecution of all safety brokers that molest harmless residents have gone out.

He additional referred to as on Nigerians to insist on good governance and combat the looting of the commonwealth by the politicians and the elites of the nation.

The umbrella of Civil Society Organizations lamented the extortion and harassment of harmless commuters and industrial drivers on the Aba Owerri street particularly on the Owerrinta bridge by police, military and NCDC/ street security brokers alongside the street inflicting visitors jams and hardships alongside that street.

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“We would like governors and prime authorities officers/representatives of the folks within the state Assemblies and Nationwide Meeting to guard their hapless residents whom they declare to be representing when these evils carry on occurring”.

He, nevertheless, referred to as for the elimination of safety votes and immunity clauses for political workplace holders, suggesting the loss of life sentence for looters.

Recall that following the nationwide protest in opposition to police brutality, Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-Normal of Police, had ordered all officers and males of the now-defunct Particular Anti-robbery Squad to be redeployed with quick impact.

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