Gov Masari Set up Judicial Commission of Enquiry on SARS
Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has signed the instrument establishing a Judicial Commission of Enquiry to investigate the excesses of the recently disbanded Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad, better referred to as SARS, in the state.
The Katsina State Commission of Inquiry Law, Cap 29, empowers the Governor to constitute such a commission as and when the need arises.
The constitution of the judicial commission of enquiry follows the order by President Muhammadu Buhari directing for the disbandment of the the unit and the investigation of its alleged excesses and extra-judicial activities, which had attracted persistent criticism, leading to the ongoing protests and counter protests in some parts of the country.
The ten-member commission, which has Justice Abbas AbdulLahi Bawale of the Katsina High Court as Chairman and Alhaji Ibrahim M. Daku of the Governor’s Office as secretary, has two gender-based representatives from the Civil Societies Organisation, one representative of students and the State Coordinator of the National Human Rights Commission.
Abdu Labaran Malumfashi,
Tuesday, October 20, 2020.