Story By Akinola Emmanuel
The special advicer to Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, on security, Mr Fatai Owoseni has faulted the ban of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS).
Speaking during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, the ex-Lagos police commissioner called for the audit of what he described as the organisation’s internal mechanism.
“It is not the best way to go; it is actually not the way to go. I think what the police leadership should do is to properly audit the internal oversight mechanism that is in place,” he said.
He accused SARS operatives of failing to abide by the rules and regulations that govern them in the discharge of their duties.
“All that is happening is because somehow the police have refused and failed to discharge their responsibilities in accordance with the extant rules and regulations.
“The so-called FSARS have rules and regulations that guide them. They consistently failed to abide by these rules.
“When measures like these are taken, nobody audits those measures to see the measure of compliance,” he said.
His remarks come a day after the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, banned the personnel of the FSARS and other Tactical Squads of the Force from embarking on routine patrols.