Popular media personality and host of Big Brother Naija, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, has reacted to the press release by the IGP of police on the ban of the personnel of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) from patrols and stop-search duties with immediate effect.
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Abubakar Adamu ordered that no personnel, henceforth, has right to stop and search citizen’s mobile phones, laptops and other smart devices without warrant.
The ban is in response to the overwhelming complaints following allegations of extrajudicial killings and harassment of youths by SARS personnel.
However, Ebuka, reacting on his Twitter page wrote: “Press releases without any action are way too common. We’ve been here before. #EndSARS
“Better not be like the constant ban on roadblocks that keep resurfacing.”
This is not the first time there would be a review of SARS in the country.
Recall that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, in August 2018, as the Acting President, ordered the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idirs, to overhaul SARS management and activities.