The House of Representatives has issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar Adamu to appear before its Joint Committee on Justice, Human Rights and Police Affairs.
The IGP is to appear before the committee over allegations bordering on police brutality and extra-judicial killings on Thursday, October 22, 2020.
For over a week, Nigerian youths have been protesting and demanding an end to police brutality and extra-judicial killings.
However, despite the dissolution of SARS by the IGP, the nationwide protests have intensified.
Addressing a news conference in Abuja, the chairman of the joint committee on justice, human rights and police affairs, Representative Ugonna Ozurigbo urged victims of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) to furnish the committee with information that would enable it to carry out this task.
The committee plans to conduct public hearings in the six geopolitical zones of the country, to hear the accounts of families of deceased victims and those that are unlawfully detained by the operatives of the defunct police unit.