Deputy Senate President, Omo-Agege Condemns Atrocities Committed By FSARS, Calls For Calm & Thorough Investigation.

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The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has condemned the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and has expressed concern over the incessant cases of extrajudicial killings, harassment, illegal arrest and extortion of defenseless Nigerian citizens by some officials attached to SARS in different parts of Nigeria.

The Deputy President of the Senate specifically cited the alleged shooting of a man by operatives of SARS in his constituency in Ughelli, Delta State over the victim’s alleged refusal to allow the operatives search his phone as well as another shooting of a youth in the town by men of the ‘Operation Delta Safe’ over the victim’s alleged refusal to allow the operatives to search his phone to buttress his argument on the need for comprehensive reforms and overhaul of security units in the country.


Omo-Agege called on the police authorities to fish out the culprits for prosecution, stressing that this will serve as deterrent to others, asking them to always maintain the rules of their engagement and urged youth in the area to exercise utmost restraint while investigation is ongoing.


According to him, "Those who are authorized to bear arms and maintain law and order in the country ought to understand that such must be exercised with responsibility especially when human life is sancrosant.

Furthermore, Omo-Agege said "I hope those who are quick at pulling the trigger would adopt strategies that would foster mutual understanding between them and those they are tasked to protect, in their bid to save the lives of Nigerians. It would be  a depressing twist of fate for them to be listed among those contributing to the list of the dead in this challenging period globally," he said.