I Regret Creating SARS In 1984, Says Retired Police Commissioner, Fulani Kwajafa

A retired Commissioner of Police, Fulani Kwajafa, has expressed regrets for establishing the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force.

The excesses of the unit infamous for human rights violation has sparked protests throughout Nigeria for over one week now with demonstators demanding a reform of your complete police system.

Kwajafa whereas talking in an interview with BBC Hausa mentioned the unit had completey derailed from its founding aims.’


I Regret Creating SARS In 1984, Says Retired Police Commissioner, Fulani Kwajafa 2

He mentioned, “My title is Fulani Kwajafa. I entered the Nigeria Police Force in 1984. Then theft was prevalent, this was why Buhari was Head of State. He (Buhari) bought quite a lot of criticism that folks had been stealing from one another, robbing individuals — he advised me and Mr Inyang, the then IGP, that we should do one thing about it or be fired.

“Mr Inyang referred to as me and advised me to provide you with a plan to avoid wasting the nation from thieves, so I mentioned okay. I advised him to present me his belief, assets and officers to start out work.

“After 4 months of making SARS, there was peace, those that weren’t caught ran, and those that had been caught had been despatched to jail.

“This factor frustrates me, there is no such thing as a purpose why as a result of somebody commits a criminal offense that the individual must be killed. There are legal guidelines and nobody will give an order that for those who see armed robbers kill the individual.

“I’ve been listening to disheartening information, to the extent that I’ve thought to myself that it appears among the many SARS officers, there are armed robbers.

“This will not be why we created SARS, the reason being fully totally different, this isn’t the aim. In truth, when I’m talked about because the creator of SARS, I really feel ashamed. It’s a factor of remorse for me.

“If I had known it would be like this, I wouldn’t have created it because people who know when I established the unit always say to be, is it not Kwajafa’s baby? But this is not what I birthed, it has been changed.”

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I Regret Creating SARS In 1984, Says Retired Police Commissioner, Fulani Kwajafa

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