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Clark: IGP disbands tactical squad

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Clark: IGP disbands tactical squad

…as senior officers face disciplinary action

 

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the immediate “disbandment” of the Special Tactical Squad (STS) attached to his office. A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Acting DCP Jimoh Moshood, said the IGP’s action followed the alleged roles some senior officers attached to the special squad, played in Tuesday’s raid on the Abuja home of elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark. Already, three police Inspectors- Godwin Musa (AP/ No. 18858), Sada Abubakar (AP/No. 225812), and Yabo Paul (AP/No. 225828), who undertook the “illegal” raid, had been dismissed from the Force.

This is as an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Mr. David Dominic (AP. No 158460), who may have led the illegal operation, has been interdicted (suspended). According to Moshood, personnel attached to the STS, will be deployed to other departments and formations, even as their operations are to be undertaken by other specialised units of the Police. The statement conveying the dissolution order, read: “The Inspector General of Police… has ordered the immediate disbandment of the IGP Special Tactical Squad (IGP-STS) and the redeployment of all the personnel of the squad to other departments/ formations of the Force. “Senior Officers attached to the erstwhile Special Tactical Squad (STS) who were linked with complicity or played conspiracy role(s) in the unauthorized, 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 tactical operations and statutory core Police duties that the dissolved Special Tactical Squad (STS) were charged with are now collapsed and will be carried out by other operational, investigative and response units of the Force. This dissolution of the Special Tactical Squad (STS) is with immediate effect.”

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