The Presidential Panel on Reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has recommended 37 police officers for dismissal over alleged human rights violations across the country.
The Head of Press and Public Relations, Police Service Commission (PSC), Ikechukwu Ani, who disclosed this in a statement in Lagos on Friday, said 24 others were recommended for prosecution for the same reasons.
He added that 113 complaints on alleged human rights violations were received by the panel from various parts of the country.
Ani disclosed that the Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, Tony Ojukwu, solicited the support of the PSC in the implementation of the aspects of the report covered by PSC constitutional mandate.
According to him, Ojukwu made the solicitation while formally presenting the 2018 report of the panel to the commission.
“The presidential panel had among other things investigated allegations of human rights violations and abuse of office against SARS and recommended reform or restructuring of the outfit,” he quoted the NHRC chief as saying during the presentation.