JUST IN; Disbanded SARS allegedly ‘returns’ to the roads – Resident raises alarm; Police reacts

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A Lagos resident, Korede Abiodun, has raised alarm over the reappearance of disbanded Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) operatives on the road.

The resident on Wednesday morning claimed that he saw at least four armed Policemen along Lagos – Ibadan expressway between Alapere Estate and 7up. Abiodun said the men were operating in the F-SARS uniform.

It has been reported that the Federal Government in October dissolved the unit after widespread complaints of human rights abuses, extortion and gross unprofessionalism that sparked mass protests across the country and the world at large.

Abiodun, took to his Twitter page to warn about the resurgence of the rogue squad, “I didn’t believe SARS was really back till I saw them this morning,” he said.

Abiodun further explained that the operatives were at a spot where there’s speed breaker, adding that he thought they were policemen until he noticed they were SARS.

He said two cars were parked at the spot, a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) and an unregistered saloon car which he suspected was the operation vehicle of the team.

Reacting to the report, Police Commissioner (CP) Hakeem Odumosu said it was possible the resident saw policemen on duty and mistook them for the disbanded SARS.

The Nation quoted the CP as saying that, “There is no SARS anywhere in Lagos. SARS is not in existence anymore. But the claim will be investigated. I have directed the DPO in charge of the area as well as the X-Squad to look into it.”