The Rivers State Police Command has constituted a 5-man Task Team to enforce the ban on the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS and other tactical units as directed by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.
Joseph Mukan, the Rivers State Commissioner of Police said this is to ensure due compliance.
The Task Team was constituted on Wednesday after a meeting with all the Heads of the Tactical Units in the Command with a marching order by the CP to ensure their men comply with the directives or face the full weight of the law.
According to a statement by Nnamdi Omoni, the public relations officer of the command, members of the Enforcement Team were drawn from across the Command and will be headed by the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Operations, ACP Innocent Umerie — AC Ops (The Head)– 08033825393
Other are CSP Chris Amanyi (CP Monitoring Unit)– 08035437061, SP Daramola Kazeem (O/C Surveillance CP Monitoring Unit)— 08033035204, SP Nnamdi Omoni – Police PRO – 08033396538 Police Control Room — 08032003514, 08098880134 and
ASP Bernard Okonkor (Human Rights/CRU)–08036678619. INSPR. Kwagha Nathaniel (SCID)
According to Omoni: “The Taskforce is charged with the Immediate commencement of the enforcement of the IGP’s
Directives on FSARS and other Tactical Units.
“To embark on Routine Checks and Visits to all the Formations and Departments belonging to SARS, STS, IRT and other Tactical Units and ensure that they are in full compliance. To arrest and bring to Justice any erring Officer.
“To liaise with Area Commanders and other Senior Officers, in the course of carrying out their duties. To make their contact lines open and available and be prepared to respond as quickly as possible, complaints arising from the unprofessional conduct of personnel of these units.
“To report and compile all cases of Disobedience or Default and forward same to the Commissioner of Police for appropriate action.
“Once again the CP wishes to assure the residents of the State that the Command under his watch will do all within its power to Police with integrity and a human face while appealing for cooperation and support to realize the total branding and reformation of the FSARS, STS, IRT and other Tactical Units”