''Check people’s bank account balances and get dismissed'' - IGP warns FSARS

Inspector General of Police has warned men
of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad F-
SARS to desist from checking the bank
accounts details of anyone they interact with
while discharging their duties.
Speaking at a workshop on the reformed F-
SARS in Owerri, Imo state, the IG also warned
the F-SARS operatives not to invade people’s
phones and laptops unless they have a court
order or an instruction from the commissioner
of police in charge of a state police
Represented at the event by the Deputy
commissioner of police in charge of the IGP’s
X-Squad, Amaechi Elumelu, the police chief
also added that F-SARS operative who
handles cases not related to armed robbery
and kidnapping would equally be dismissed
from the Nigeria police force.
''Under the reformed F-SARS, it is
illegal to search suspects phones,
computers, or inquire about their bank
account details without proper
authorization. Henceforth, the F-SARS
Commanders must get directives from
the State Commissioners before
invading people’s privacies. Any officer
who disobeys will be dismissed.”

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