Stop Going After ‘Yahoo Boys’, IGP Warns SARS Officers
The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, in an attempt to redeem the image of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) yesterday warned the officers of the agency to desist from running after internet fraudsters otherwise known as ‘yahoo boys, DailyTrust reports.
Idris who gave the warning at the FSARS headquarters at Magbo in Abeokuta, Ogun State said the officers of FSARS and Nigerian police have the mandate of curbing armed robbery and kidnapping, He also threatened to appropriately sanction any officer caught arresting cyber-crime suspects.
The IG who was represented by the team leader of South West Monitoring Fact Finding Committee on SARS Reform, DCP Adepojulo Ilori also assured the people of what he called “positively transformed” operatives of FSARS.
He said the committee had embarked on the inspection of SARS detention facilities across the southwest states. Part of the committee’s mandate was to decongest the detention facilities and submit a comprehensive report to the IGP.
The committee reviewed the case files of all the suspects in detention and promised to transfer all civil cases to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for further investigation to decongest the detention.