When Will SARS Tell Nigerians What To Do When Accosted By SARS Operatives?SustainNG May 7, 2019 0 COMMENTS
The boys in my area were at it again. This time, it is about SARS. Emeka was lamenting the insult he got from a SARS official who rough handed him the other day.
Segun’s case was even pitiable, he missed a very important apptitued test because a SARS official mistook him for a Yahoo boy.
Wait until you hear Akpan’s plight. Akpan was rushing to pick up his pregnant wife who had called to tell him her water just broke when his car was pulled over by SARS operative on claims of very flimsy suspicion. To cut the long story short, he missed the birth of his first child. So close so far.
Virtually everybody has had one or two altercations with SARS operatives of late. And some of them have been either life threatening or very ugly.
This has led to a movement on-line and offline for the scrapping of SARS due to their preponderance for unlawful arrests, high handedness, humiliation, detention and extortion.
Over 10, 195 people have signed a petition submitted to the National Assembly calling for the scraping of SARS, things are that bad such that the End SARS movement has emerged as the biggest advocacy after the Not too young to run movement.
While there is a stay of execution given that the National assembly is more or less preoccupied with having a seamless transition for her incoming members, it is our hope that SARS will focus more on their core mandate of curbing crimes related to Armed Robbery, Car Snatching, Kidnappings, Cattle Rustling, and crimes associated with Fire Arms.
It will be better if SARS can ingratiate itself into the good books of Nigerians by releasing a set of procedures for the populace to follow when accosted by SARS officials just like the Nigerian Police and the Army has done.
The Nigerian peoples too ought to be patient and realise the delicate nature of the works of the operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department of the Nigerian Police force popularly known as SARS.
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