The National Human Rights Commission recently submitted a list of thirty-five (35) operatives of the recently disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), for indictment and trial.
Submitting the list at the office of the Attorney-General situated in Abuja, Mr Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the NHRC, said the list was compiled from the full report of the Special Presidential Panel on SARS submitted in June last year to the President Muhammadu Buhari.
The list of the indicted officers was submitted in concordance with the mandate of the Special Presidential Panel to the Attorney-General.
In his words, he said, “In line with mandate of the panel, the commission is here today to submit the list to you, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, the list of all officers who have been indicted in the report.
“The list contains the names of all those who are to be prosecuted for various offences by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.”
Mr. Tony Ojukwu stated that the panel’s report contained the findings on the complaints collated from the citizenry during it’s sitting in all the geo-political zones of the country.
He further stated that the compiled list of the indicted operatives was submitted together with the comprehensive report of the panel to guide the prosecution of the indicted SARS operatives.