Hours after the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu announced the scrapping of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS, leaders of the campaigners have put forward 5 new demands.
On the list of demands which is trending on social media with the hashtag #5for5, an ultimatum of 10 days has been given to the Nigerian Government for “setting up an independent body to oversee the investigation and prosecution of all reports of police misconduct”.
The list of Our Five (5) Demands” include:
1.Immediate release of all arrested protesters
- Justice for all deceased victims of police brutality and appropriate compensation for their families
- Setting up an independent body to oversee the investigation and prosecution of all reports of police misconduct (within 10 days)
- In line with the new Police Act, psychological evaluation and retraining (to be confirmed by an independent body) of all disbanded SARS officers before they are redeployed
- Increase police salary so that they are adequately compensated for protecting lives and property of citizens
Meanwhile, the Director of Amnesty International in Nigeria, Osai Ojigho says the announcement by IGP Adamu “falls short of demands for accountability and justice for abuses committed by the unit and police in general”.
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