IG orders SARS operatives to undergo psychological examination


The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has ordered all defunct SARS operatives to report at the Force headquarters for psychological and medical examination.

The police boss made this arrangement as part of plans to set up Special Weapons and Tactics Team to replace the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

A statement by the Force spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, in Abuja on Tuesday, disclosed that the officers are expected to undergo this process as a prelude to further training and reorientation before being redeployed into mainstream policing duties.

‌According to the statement, the medical examination will be carried out by the newly set-up Police Counselling and Support Unit, a unit, which henceforth, shall engage in psychological management, re-orientation and training of officers of the Force deployed for tactical operations and other duties.

The unit, domiciled with the Force Medical Department and coordinated by the Force Medical Officer, has its membership drawn from psychiatrists, psychologists, medics, pastors and imams, public relations practitioners, civil society and other human rights groups with relevant qualifications and expertise.