Wednesday , 21 November 2018

“Check People’s Bank Account Balances And Get Dismissed” – IGP Ibrahim Idris Warns FSARS

The Inspector General of Police has warned men of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, F-SARS to desist from checking the bank accounts details of anyone they interact with while discharging their duties.

While speaking at a workshop on the reformed F-SARS in Owerri, Imo state, the IG also warned the F-SARS operatives not to invade people’s phones and laptops unless they have a court order or an instruction from the commissioner of police in charge of a state police command.

Represented at the event by the Deputy commissioner of police in charge of the IGP’s X-Squad, Amaechi Elumelu, the police chief also added that F-SARS operative who handles cases not related to armed robbery and kidnapping would equally be dismissed from the Nigeria police force.

“Under the reformed F-SARS, it is illegal to search suspects phones, computers, or inquire about their bank account details without proper authorization. Henceforth, the F-SARS Commanders must get directives from the State Commissioners before invading people’s privacies. Any officer who disobeys will be dismissed.” he said

 

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has told the operatives of the reformed Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad to desist from checking citizens’ bank accounts details.

The IG also warned the F-SARS operatives not to invade people’s phones and laptops unless they have a court order or an instruction from the commissioner of police in charge of a state police command.

Speaking during a workshop on the reformed F-SARS in Owerri, Imo state, the IGP warned that any F-SARS operatives who violate the new rules would be dismissed from the force immediately.

Ibrahim, who was represented by the Deputy commissioner of police in charge of the IGP’s X-Squad, Amaechi Elumelu, said that any F-SARS operative who handles cases not related to armed robbery and kidnapping would equally be dismissed from the Nigeria police force.

He said that under the new era in F-SARS, the operatives must be professional and respect the rights and privileges of all citizens.

The IGP recalled that in the past, F-SARS was considered the most elitist and professional Unit of the Police force because of its conduct.

He regretted that in the last two years, the Unit had been riddled with allegations of abuse and excesses which made the public to call for its disbandment.

He said “under the reformed F-SARS, it is illegal to search suspects phones, computers, or inquire about their bank account details without proper authorization.”

“Henceforth, the F-SARS Commanders must get directives from the State Commissioners before invading people’s privacies. Any officer who disobeys will be dismissed.”

The police boss disclosed that all operatives of F-SARS would undergo medical evaluation in order to guarantee their mental, psychological, emotional conditions.

He advised all F-SARS operatives to be computer literate in order to adapt to the current innovations going on in the department.

The police boss warned the operatives not to detain any suspect for more than 48 hours without a remand order from the court.

He also called for the establishment of a medical department in F-SARS so as to provide medical assistance to sick suspects.

The F-SARS commander in Imo state, Geoffrey Victor, a chief superintendent of police, said that the Unit under his supervision would obey and carry out the IGP’s instructions under the reformed F-SARS to the letter.

 

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6 comments

  1. Dismissed? Not enough!! Jailed is more like it! Whoever flouts that order should be incarcerated! Period!

  2. If It Moves And The Works Goes Like This In The State Will Be Very Good And The State Will Be In Peace Cos There So Much Many Innocent That Was In Prisons Accused For Armed Robbery And All Just Because Of Prosecutions And The Money The F-SARS Took From The Complainant From Their Custody Before Taking To Court And After Taken To Court, When The Case Was Going On The IPO And The Complainants Wont Show Up And Bring Out The Evidence To The Court Of Law That He Is Armed Robbery , I Would Like If The Government Can Take And Handle To Bring Solutions On That,i Think Scene Of Crime And Evidence Is Valuble To Show To The Judge Truly On The Suspects .

  3. I Believe The Government Is Fishing Out The Real Truth Now

    • Is better to give out numbers to call because this shit was happening at ife yesterday again so please we need numbers to report

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