Some Lagos youths have commenced a three-day protest to demand for the immediate scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
The protest is geared towards the call to reform the police force and to put an end to the extra-judicial activities of the operatives.
The Lagos youths who are protestibg said the action will hold from Wednesday through Friday with a march to the Force Headquarters, Ikeja, Lagos, as well as the Lagos State Government House.
According to one of the organisers of the protest, the demands of the demonstrators include the need for the transparent prosecution of all officers involved in extra-judicial activities, justice for victims of extra-judicial activities as well as the call for the police to have a list of officers that have been found culpable of extra-judicial activities.
Other demands include “public enquiry on the activities of the unit in the past one year, compensation to be given to verifiable victims both dead and alive, tags on all policemen with names and job details, no police officer should be found in civil wear while on duty with a gun, police should stop going around in unidentifiable cars or buses and digital mediums for tracking cases with the police.”
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