Former IGP Ehindero Says SARS Was Not A Bad Outfit, Reveals Those Who Destroyed It

A former Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Sunday Ehindero, has made his position known regarding the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) which was recently dissolved by the federal government.

The Cable reported that the former police boss said the dissolved police unit was not a bad outfit, blaming the atrocities committed by men of the squad on a few bad eggs.

It was gathers that Ehindero said this on Wednesday, October 14, in Lagos at the presentation of a memoir of Sunday Akintan, a retired judge of the Supreme Court.

He said: “A bad egg will always corrupt others. So, the unit is not a bad outfit, we only have bad operators in the unit now.”

The former police chief, however, supported the calls for the reform of the disbanded squad, noting that it has “deviated” from its original mandate, which is fighting robbery.

He also threw his weight behind the calls for a comprehensive reform of the entire policing system.

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, on Sunday, October 11, announced the dissolution of SARS after days of nationwide #EndSARS protests against the brutality of the operatives.

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