AGF, Malami Reacts To Report About Indicted SARS Officers

The Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami has reacted to the report about indicted operatives of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS.

It was gathered that the 33 SARS operatives were indicted in the 2019 report of a Presidential Investigative Panel.

The report also recommended that 57 victims be paid about N249m as compensation.

Furthermore, the police were also directed to issue an apology to 35 people.

Meanwhile, according to the office of the AGF, there is no sufficient evidence to pursue the prosecution of the 33 SARS operatives.

The indicted operatives were accused of involving in various rights violations.

Some of the allegations levelled against the operatives include extrajudicial killing, unlawful arrest, biased investigation, unlawful intimidation, harassment, criminal assault, torture among others.

However, a panel set up by the AGF stated that the report does not meet prosecutorial needs.

According to the panel, the Presidential report lacks vital exhibits such as medical evidence and statements of the suspects.

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