- Police officers in Imo state have been warned against conducting stop and search in plainclothes
- Consequently, the police urged residents of the state to report officers caught conducting stop and search without uniforms
- Acting President Yemi Osinbajo had recently directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris to immediately overhaul activities of SARS
Commissioner of police in Imo state has directed all tactical teams in the command operating in plainclothes to henceforth appear in their official conventional uniforms while conducting stop and search.
The police disclosed this in a statement signed by Andrew Enwerem, police public relations officer, Imo state command, on Friday, August 17.
In the statement sighted by NAIJ.com, police commissioner CP Dasuki D. Galadanchi said it is important for officers of the command to obey the directives.
Going further, the police urged citizens to report officers who are found conducting stop and search without their uniforms.
"In line with the presidential directives and the Inspector-General of Police IGP Ibrahim K. Idris NPM, mni implementation on the re-organization of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) nationwide, the Commissioner of Police Imo State Command CP Dasuki D. Galadanchi has warned all tactical teams operating in the state to comply with the directives.
"The commissioner of police further directs that all tactical teams in the command operating in plain clothes such as T-Shirts etc, should henceforth appear in their official conventional uniforms while conducting stop and search.
"Members of the public are urged to report any police team or teams seen conducting stop and search within the state dressed in plain clothes through the Commissioner of Police Public Complaint SMS line No. 08106160007 or to the state command control room distress call line 08034773600," the statement read.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, to immediately overhaul the management and activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
NAIJ.com reported that the personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on new media, Bashir Ahmad, made it known in a tweet on Tuesday, August 14.
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