The Lagos State House of Assembly has on Friday demanded the proscription of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and the introduction of a new and well-structured security outfit in its place.
The House also called on the State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, to provide protection for the protesters while they express their grievances over the SARS issues.
The members of the State Assembly made this call at the emergency sitting led by the Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, to add a voice to the current call across the nation to end the extra-judicial killings, harassment, and brutal ITU of the youth.
Among the seven-point resolution passed after an extensive deliberation was also that the Senate and the House of Representatives should carry out a probe of the allegations against F-SARS including killing, maiming and dehumanising of Nigerians.
The House of Assembly further demanded that the CP should protect #EndSARS protesters in the state and ensure that they are not molested.
“The CP is to stop unwarranted molestation of the youth by the FSARS and its counterparts in the state, the Senate President and the Speaker of National Assembly should institute public enquiry on the extra judicial activities, killings, maiming and dehumanisation of the youth by the SARS and ensure that the victims are duly compensated while erring officers sanctioned appropriately.
“SARS be proscribed and a new security outfit which will be more efficient with clearly spelt out code of conduct and rule of engagements be established while sanction is imposed for misdemeanor.
“Mr. President to ensure that culpable officials of SARS receive the punishment as prescribed by the National Assembly,” the house said.
Part of their submission is that the committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Public Petitions liaise with the CP and the Attorney General of the State to fashion out ways and means to address allegations of ruthlessness and extra judicial killings contained in the petition against SARS in the state.
The House added, “The Governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu engage relevant institutions to protect lives and property in the state such that phones, laptops and other means of communication belonging to youth are not confiscated indiscriminately without warrant.”Follow us on social media