#ENDSARS: IGP SETS TO APPEAR BEFORE REPS OVER POLICE BRUTALITY, EXTRA JUDICIAL KILLINGS
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, is set to appear before the House of Representatives over police brutality and extra judicial killings of #ENDSARS protesters across the country.
Ugonna Ozurigbo, the chairman of the joint committee on justice, human rights, police affairs, while addressing a news conference in Abuja on Friday, October 16, said Adamu is expected to appear before the joint committee on Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
He said the committee plans to conduct public hearings in the six geopolitical zones of the country, to hear the accounts of families of deceased victims and those that are unlawfully detained by the operatives of the defunct police unit.
This development comes on the heels of several video footage on social media showing police officers brutalising and firing live rounds at peaceful protesters.
Recall that SARS was dissolved on Sunday, October 11, following nationwide protests against the extra-judicial killings, extortion, exploitation, and harassment of innocent citizens from the group that has escalated over the past few years.
On October 13, 2020, the IGP announced that a newly formed police unit, the Special Weapons and Tactics Unit, (SWAT), would fill the void left by SARS whose main role was tackling violent crimes especially armed robbery and kidnapping.