IGP Disbands His Special Tactical Squad Over Search Of Clark’s Home

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the immediate disbandment of the IGP Special Tactical Squad (IGP-STS).

 

The Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the immediate disbandment of the IGP Special Tactical Squad (IGP-STS).

Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Jimoh Moshood, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.

“Senior officers attached to the erstwhile Special Tactical Squad (STS) who were linked with complicity or played conspiracy role(s) in the unauthorised, illegal and unprofessional misconduct in the search of elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark’s residence in Asokoro, Abuja on the 4th of September, 2018 are now undergoing strict disciplinary procedures,” the statement said.


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The dissolution of the squad was with immediate effect.

According to Moshood, the tactical operations and statutory core police duties that the dissolved squad was charged with have been collapsed.

They will be carried out by other operational, investigative and response units of the Force.

The IGP also directed that all the personnel of the squad be redeployed to other departments and formations of the Force.

The disbandment of the IGP squad followed an interview and a statement by Clark who called for a full investigation into the search of his house by an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and three police inspectors.

The IGP had approved the dismissal of the inspectors while the ASP was suspended with the same punishment ‘imminent’.

Clark, however, faulted the police leadership for dismissing the three officers, saying they could not have embarked on the operation on their own.

He wondered why the officers were made “scapegoats” and alleged that the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Federal Intelligence was aware of the search of his residence.

The elder statesman asked the police authorities to admit that they made a mistake rather than saying they knew nothing about the operation.

Police Tactical Squad Arrests 29 Car Snatching Suspects

Stolen-carsA Special Tactical Squad set up by the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has arrested 29 car snatching suspects from different states Nigeria.

Twelve exotic vehicles were also recovered by the squad, which says the operation to end car hijacking and stealing in Nigeria would continue.

In a statement by a spokesman for the Police, Don Awunah, a list of the arrested suspects and the vehicles recovered were given, with the police advising Nigerians to check through the list for possible identification of their vehicles.

Owners are required to provide proof of ownership to enable them reclaim their vehicles.

The recovered vehicles are currently in safe-keeping at the IGP Special Tactical Squad on Heinous Crime facility at SARS premises old Abattoir Guzape District, Abuja, the statement read.

The spokesman for the police also said that the Special Tactical Squad working on intelligence sourced in Kogi and Edo States, also arrested eight suspects in connection with kidnapping, armed robbery and cattle rustling in the two States.Stolen-cars2

Three AK 47 rifles and 147 rounds of ammunition were recovered from them.

“All the suspects confessed to the crime and have admitted to the various roles they played in the commission of the offence.

They will be arraigned in court at the close of investigation,” the statement further read.

The IGP assured members of the Public that the force was being repositioned with modern crime fighting techniques to tackle crime and criminalities in the country.

List of recovered vehicles.

EXHIBITS RECOVERED

S/NVEHICLE MAKEREG. NO.CHASSIS NO.COLOR
iTOYOTA COROLA MODEL 1983BUU 567 TGJTILOAE820020578LIGHT GREEN
iiPEUGEOT 206NILVF32AWFZE40911994ASH
iiiHONDA (DC)TRN 704 SY18GCM56836A046647BLACK
ivTOYOTA CAMRY LEKMK 108 AQ4T1BG22K4WU386224WHITE
vMERCEDES 4MATICNILWDBRF6IJ42F200992BLACK
viHONDA CIVICBU 669 EKYJHMEK355005108661ASH
viiHONDA ACADEMICCU 518 APP18GCD5650VA012475BLACK
viiiGOLF 3 WAGONRBC 416 JTMVWZZZIHZWBO61315DARK BLUE
ixHONDA CIVICNILZHGEJ6675WH519691ASH
xHONDA CRV JEEPNILJHLRD1852VC054054GREEN
xiHONDA ACADEMICLKJ 182 ACIHJCZ5608VA268268ASH
xiiHONDA ACADEMICAG 280 KJRIHGD5650TA073077RED