Ibrahim K. Idris, inspector general of police has on Friday, September 7, ordered that the IGP Special Tactical Squad (IGP-STS) be disbanded over the recent raid on the home of Elder statsman, Edwin Clark.
The police disclosed this in a statement made available to NAIJ.com. In the statement, the police said that members of the squad will be redeployed to other departments immediately.
Going further, the police said that officers involved in the raid of the elder statesman are now undergoing disciplinary procedures.
"The inspector general of police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris, NPM, mni has ordered the immediate disbandment of the IGP Special Tactical Squad (IGP-STS) and the redeployment of all the personnel of the squad to other departments/formations of the force.
"Senior Officers attached to the erstwhile Special Tactical Squad (STS) who were linked with complicity or played conspiracy role(s) in the unauthorized, illegal and unprofessional misconduct in the search of elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark’s residence in Asokoro, Abuja on September, 14, 2018 are now undergoing strict disciplinary procedures.
"The tactical operations and statutory core police duties that the dissolved Special Tactical Squad (STS) were charged with are now collapsed and will be carried out by other operational, investigative and response units of the force.
"This dissolution of the Special Tactical Squad (STS) is with immediate effect," the statement read in full.
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Elder statesman and Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Clark, kicked against the dismissal of three police officers who searched his Abuja residence on Tuesday, September 4.
The nonagenarian stated this when he received former vice president Atiku Abubakar and Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state at his residence in Abuja on Friday, September 7.
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