The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Obafemi Hamzat, has rubbished calls for the disbandment of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
He described reports of killings and abuse of power as acts perpetrated by ”a few bad eggs” in the unit.
Hamzat said this while addressing protesters at the State House of Assembly. According to him, Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, had promised to investigate and prosecute members of the unit who had broken the law in the course of performing their duties.
While sympathizing with the gathered crowd, he said he was harassed four years ago by casually dressed men of the force. His ordeal narration was cut short by chants of ”End SARS” from protesters.
When decorum was restored, he said, ”the police is like a fence, when a fence is bad, you don’t remove it, you fix it to serve its purpose.”
His address was cut short once again, and he resolved to end the session and drive back into the Assembly complex, leaving the protesters behind a barricade.