IGP launches probe into suit stopping EndSARS judicial panels

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The police have distanced itself from a suit to stop proceedings at the state judicial panels on its men of the force brutality.

On Thursday, the report of the said suit made the headlines.

The Inspector-General Mohammed Adamu, however, took an exception to it and directed an investigation, a statement by police spokesman Frank Mba revealed.

It reads in part: “The IGP, who gave the order on the heels of trending reports in the media, today (yesterday) expressed the disapproval of the Force Management Team on the matter and ordered investigations into the alleged role of the Force Legal Section including its Head.

“Meanwhile, the Force Legal Officer has been queried and may face further sanctions if found guilty of dereliction of duty.

“The IGP reiterates 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.”

 The Police were believed to have filed the suit at Federal High Court in Abuja seeking an order restraining the attorneys-general of the 36 states and the panels of inquiry from proceedings with their investigations.

The suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1492/2020, filed for the Nigeria Police Force purportedly by a lawyer, O. M. Atoyebi (SAN), has 104 defendants.

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