The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris on Tuesday warned the operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) to desist from running after Yahoo Boys, saying they had the mandate of curbing armed robbery and kidnapping,
IG gave the warning in Abeokuta, Ogun State where he was represented by the team leader of South West Monitoring Fact-Finding Committee on SARS Reform, DCP Adepojulo Ilori.
He assured the members of the public of “positively transformed” operatives of FSARS, adding that any officer caught arresting cybercrime suspects would be sanctioned appropriately.
”We are visiting all the FSARS facilities in all the commands in the Southwest states and ensure that the IGP’s directives are strictly complied with.
”To achieve this, we are soliciting the usual unflinching support of the media, the civil liberty organization, human rights organizations and the entire members of the public to promptly report their observation to the CP of the state concerned because we cannot achieve this without your cooperation.
”We are very sure as from now that you are going to see a positively transformed FSARS operative that will now function as per their specific role of nipping robbery, armed robbery and kidnapping activities in the bud. This why we are here.
”For now, SARS will be operating in our normal uniform until after we might have completed our fact-finding mission even the presidency will still have inputs,” Ilori added.