#EndSARS: Implement 5-point demand of protesters, Senate urges FG

The Senate has urged the Federal Government to speed up the implementation of the five-point demands of #EndSARS protesters.

Senate Spokesperson, Dr Ajibola Basiru said this on Friday night in support of the five-point demands put forward by youths protesting against the brutality and extrajudicial killings by operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had scrapped the police unit last Sunday and announced a replacement, the protesters want the police authorities to carry out psychological evaluation and re-training of all disbanded SARS officers before they are redeployed.

Speaking on a television programme last night, the senator representing Osun Central Senatorial District said;

“Beyond legislative action is the need to take timeous executive action. For instance, stopping the SARS is an executive action because no law actually set up the SARS.

“The 5-point demand of the protesters has been passed to the presidential committee and they agreed to it and we are expecting implementation.

“In terms of implementation, it is faster for the executive arm of government to make implementation,” he said, adding that there was the need for confidence-building between the police and the members of the public, particularly the youths.

“Personally, as a senator from Osun Central, I have sponsored a constitutional review bill to have state police. I believe the country is so large, our security challenges are so huge and there is a need for us to marry the rule of law and human rights of our people and it is in this context that we will be able to address the issue,” he added.

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