- The Nigerian Police Force has said it is developing an app that will help its SARS unit monitor criminals
- This was made known by the inspector general of police, Idris Ibrahim
- He said through the app, records of criminals under the force detention can be easily traced
Following the executive order given by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to overhaul SARS, the inspector general of police, Idris Ibrahim, has said the force is presently building a computer software that will be monitoring suspects under its Federal-Special Anti Robbery Squad (F-SARS) unit.
IGP who made this revelation at the police headquarters in Owerri through the national coordinator of of X-Squad, Amaechi Elumelu, said the new measure will ensure no crime suspect escapes the lengthy arm of law, Vanguard reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that Elumelu went to Imo to inspect SARS detention facilities and to relate with members of the squad the new set of procedures set aside after the recent overhaul development in the force.
He said: "There is need for medical evaluation and fitness for members who want to join SARS. This is to ensure that they keep prudent relationship with the members of the public. That means, before any one joins SARS he must undergo medical evaluation and physical fitness."
“Also, a new standard procedure is being developed and again a computer application is also being developed, with this app, whenever you arrest a suspect you enter it into a computer system and it will send signals to the different authorities."
“And after 48 hours, an alert will be sent back to the unit asking why the suspect was still in detention. The reason, is to know the stage of the matter and why the suspect has not been released from police custody or taken to court.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Osinbajo had disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier ordered an immediate restructuring of SARS, in order to check the series of atrocities allegedly committed by the unit.
He made the disclosure while responding to questions from young Nigerians at a town hall meeting to mark the launch of the National Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Clinics in Ibadan, Oyo state.
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