#EndSARS: Police files notice of discontinuance, withdraw suit against judicial panels

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The Nigeria Police Force has announced its application to withdraw the suit filed to stop the States’ Judicial Panel of Inquiry investigating victim abuses and other atrocities of the disbanded Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS.

In a statement by Force spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, on Thursday, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, expressed disapproval of the Force Management Team on the matter and ordered investigations into the alleged role of the Force Legal Section including its Head.

The IGP reiterated the commitment of the force to fulfilling all its obligations with regards to the disbandment of the defunct SARS, the ongoing Judicial Panels and all other police reforms.

In the notice of discontinuance filed on Friday by a counsel to the NPF, Festus Ibude, the police said they were withdrawing the suit against all the defendants.

“Take notice that the plaintiff herein intends to and doth hereby wholly withdraws its suit against all the defendants,” the notice read.

Recall that the IGP had yesterday, 3rd December 2020, ordered a probe into the alleged involvement of the Force Legal Section in the attempt to halt the ongoing States’ Judicial Panel inquiries into the activities of the defunct SARS.




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