End SARS: the new outfit must to be acceptable to all – Osinbajo


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, said that whatever the new Police outfit that is going to replace the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), must be “acceptable” to all Nigerians and would be compliant with human rights and rule of law.

The statement was contained in a document signed yesterday by his spokesperson, Laolu Akande.

The Vice president was reacting to the End SARS protest that hit the country in the last three days, calling for the police unit to be scrapped.

Osinbajo noted that scraping the police tactical unit was the first step toward reforming the police that was overdue.

In his statement; “I think the clear message is that there is a government commitment to ensuring that the process of reform is done and those who have committed wrongful acts are duly investigated and prosecuted.

“And whatever replaces SARS is something that is acceptable, first of all, in its compliance to all the tenets of the rule of law and human rights,” the statement read in part. End SARS he added.