DAILY FILE – Amnesty International has lambasted the Special Anti-Robbery Squad which was accused of killing Kolade Johnson, who was shot dead while watching a Premier League match on Olu Aboderin Street, Lagos, on Sunday.
AI said the call to scrap SARS and reform the police had not been taking seriously.
It said efforts put in place by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government had failed even as it blamed the judiciary for failing to punish police torture.
The organisation said SARS continues to use torture to extract confessions from suspects, adding that the police unit seems not to be accountable to anyone.
A series of tweets posted by AI read, “Once again SARS is in the news for alleged brutalisation of Nigerians. We have several times called for #EndSARS.
“SARS is a police unit created to protect the people, instead it has become a danger to society, torturing its victims with complete impunity while fomenting a toxic climate of fear and corruption”
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