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15082018 - SARS: Osinbajo orders probe of abuses; IG rejigs squad

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Vanguard Newspaper 15 August 2018

15082018 - SARS: Osinbajo orders probe of abuses; IG rejigs

2019 general elections and the question of national unity: The Constitution and credible candidates (4) 40 Buhari’ll contest, win, irrespective of vocal minority — PRESIDENCY No date fixed yet to reconvene NASS — Saraki, Dogara 8 9 •Ensure NASS reconvenes Oshiomhole charges APC lawmakers 9 Hackers break into bank’s database, siphon millions of naira from 34 customers’ accounts VOL. 26: NO. 63615 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2018 SARS: Osinbajo orders probe of abuses; IG rejigs squad •Appoints CP to head new unit, orders states to obey with immediate effect •New SARS operatives to wear name tags, no more ‘Stop and Search' •SARS detains Premium Times reporter over stories 11 •It's positive step but reforms must be robust — AI •Methodist Church, NOPRIN react; SARS victims recall ordeal BRIDGE COLLAPSES IN ITALY By Johnbosco Agbakwuru & Eric Ugbor ABUJA—THE Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday directed the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to commence investigations into allegations of abuses by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria police, otherwise known as SARS. He also ordered the Police boss to overhaul the squad with immediate effect, to make it strictly intelligence-driven and restricted to the prevention and detection of armed robbery, kidnapping, and apprehension of offenders linked to the stated offences, Continues on Page 5 Naira depreciates to N362.30 / $ in I&E 41 window Mr & Mrs Rescuers and security forces inspect site where the Morandi Motorway Bridge collapsed in Genoa, Italy, yesterday. At least 30 people were killed when the giant motorway bridge collapsed. The collapse of the viaduct, which saw a vast stretch of the A10 freeway tumble on to railway lines in the Northern Port City, was the deadliest bridge failure in Italy for years. Photo: AFP Senior lecturer, son 6 rape 13-yr-old maid, victim down with VVF COLUMNISTS DEAR BUNMI DMO raises N410bn to finance 2018 Budget 19 BUHARI’S RE-ELECTION: You can’t speak for Nigerians, Tinubu blasts Obasanjo 30 PRINCEWILL 17 OHUABUNWA 31 FASAN 31 10 SEE INSIDE