I Regret Creating SARS In 1984 — Former CP Fulani Kwafaja

A retired Commissioner of Police, Fulani Kwajafa, has expressed regrets for establishing the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force. . . Kwajafa while speaking in an interview with BBC Hausa said the unit had completey derailed from its founding objectives. . . “I entered the Nigeria Police Force in 1984. Then robbery was prevalent. Buhari, the then Head of State, got a lot of complaint. He told me and Mr Inyang, the then IGP, that we must do something about it or be fired. . . Mr Inyang called me and told me to come up with a plan to save the country from thieves, so I said okay. . . After four months of creating SARS, there was peace, those who were not caught ran, and those who were caught were sent to prison. . . This thing frustrates me, there is no reason why because someone commits a crime that the person should be killed. There are laws and no one will give an order that if you see armed robbers kill the person. . . I’ve been hearing disheartening news, to the extent that…

APGA State Chairman Suspended Indefinitely

The crisis rocking the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra State worsened on Friday, following the indefinite suspension of the state chairman of the party, Sir Norbert Obi, for allegedly allowing the party to collapse.

In a communiqué signed by 17 members of the state’s working committee (SWC), the party also accused the suspended chairman of high handedness among other allegations.

However, reacting to the suspension order .....
yesterday in Awka, Norbert Obi told The Nation on phone that he was still in charge of the party.

According to him, “I’m in my office at the party secretariat. There was no suspension as being speculated. Whatever anybody planned is not working,” Obi said.

In what seemed a hurriedly done arrangement by the SWC at about 7.30 yesterday morning, they claimed that Obi had run the party aground and lost grip in the state.

“Our party has ostensibly lost focus, drive and has consequently put the chances of our great party achieving a second term success for our dear working governor in serious jeopardy.”

Among other allegations leveled against Obi are the denigration of members of SWC, failure to convene statutory meetings and the failure to render appropriate account of the funds accruable to the party.

“That Sir Norbert Obi is hereby suspended indefinitely forthwith as the state chairman of our party in Anambra State.