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Special Anti-Robbery Squad Police, Nigerian police

A Nigerian police unit set up to combat violent crime has instead been systematically torturing detainees in its custody as a means of extracting confessions and lucrative bribes, Amnesty International said in a report published on 21 September 2016.

Nigeria: Police Rejects Amnesty International’s Report As Misleading, Unverifiable

AllAfrica.com – ‎Sep 22, 2016‎
The Nigeria Police Force has rejected the latest report of Amnesty International in which the group accused the Special Anti-Robbery Squad [SARS]of torturing detainees and demanding bribes to free them. The Police said the report in its entirety was …

Amnesty: Nigerian police squad tortures to extract bribes

CTV News – ‎Sep 21, 2016‎
LAGOS, Nigeria — An elite Nigerian police squad set up to combat violent crime is torturing detainees to extract lucrative bribes and confessions, Amnesty International said in a report published Wednesday. The report says the Special Anti-Robbery

Police: Torture, Bribery allegations at SARS untrue

Daily Trust – ‎Sep 22, 2016‎
A report by Amnesty International accusing the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police of torture and bribery has been rebuffed by the Nigeria Police Force. The report which Amnesty International captioned “NIGERIA: YOU HAVE SIGNED …

International Business Times UK – ‎Sep 20, 2016‎
Special Nigerian police unit tortures inmates for bribe, accuses Amnesty International. The human rights campaign group also claims that police officers of SARS steal money from criminal suspects. By Divya Kishore. September 21, 2016 07:36 BST

Police Torture Is ‘Lucrative Business’ in Nigeria, Amnesty Says

Bloomberg – ‎Sep 20, 2016‎
A special Nigerian police unit has used hangings, mock executions and other forms of torture to obtain confessions and bribes from criminal suspects and their families, Amnesty International said. Victims interviewed by the London-based human rights

Nigerian police unit tortures suspects: Amnesty Intl

Anadolu Agency – ‎Sep 21, 2016‎
Amnesty International has accused a special Nigerian police unit of systematically torturing detainees to extract confessions and lucrative bribes – an allegation police authorities rejected as “totally false.” The rights watchdog’s new report

How Amnesty International research indicted Jonathan’s Administration, by Kelvin Adegbenga

The Eagle Online – ‎Sep 22, 2016‎
The fact that the Special Anti-Robbery Squad gave Amnesty International access to the detention centre in Abuja where they found 130 detainees is enough evidence that the Nigeria Police has nothing to hide from the general public, including Amnesty …

Amnesty report: Group wants introduction of CCTV in police interrogation rooms

Premium Times – ‎Sep 23, 2016‎
In a statement on Friday, the group expressed concern about the latest report issued by Amnesty International revealing detailed account of alleged torture by Nigeria Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in detention cells. “It is important that

Nigeria: IGP Faults Amnesty International Report On Police Brutality

AllAfrica.com – ‎Sep 21, 2016‎
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris has described a recent Amnesty International report alleging torture in Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) detention cells as untrue. He stated on Wednesday in a reaction to the report, during

‘You’ve Signed Your Death Warrant’: Nigerian Police Accused of Torture, Bribery

Sputnik International – ‎Sep 21, 2016‎
A special Nigerian police force designed to fight against violent crime has been accused of “systematically torturing detainees” and demanding bribes from victims, raising further questions over British support and training of Nigerian military and

SARS: Meet the Police Unit with license to kill

Pulse Nigeria – ‎Sep 23, 2016‎
Welcome to the world of the Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). On Thursday, September 23, 2016, Pulse listened to a gentleman who made it out of the SARS detention facility in Ikeja, Lagos, alive, share his story through a cascade of tears.

Nigeria: Police Brutality – Amnesty Int’l Report, Bias – IGP Idris

AllAfrica.com – ‎Sep 21, 2016‎
Abuja — The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris has described a recent Amnesty International report alleging torture in Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) detention cells as bias and unfortunate as the Policemanagement was not

Torture is a lucrative business for the Nigerian police – Amnesty International

Ventures Africa – ‎Sep 22, 2016‎
A recent report by Amnesty International (AI) details a pattern of “ruthless human rights violations” by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police Force. SARS was set up as a specialunit of the police force to tackle robbery and

Amnesty Accuses Nigerian Police Unit of Torture, Bribe-taking

Voice of America – ‎Sep 21, 2016‎
The rights group said people arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) were starved, beaten, shot and subjected to mock executions “until they either make a ‘confession’ or pay officers a bribe to be released.” Nigeria’s national police force

UK Newspaper Accuses SARS of Torture Based On a Report by Amnesty International

Reports Afrique News – ‎Sep 21, 2016‎
The UK newspaper, The Independent has accused the Nigerian Special police,The Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) of torturing detainees and trampling on their fundamental human rights. The paper described SARS as abandoning its primary function and …

IG of Police warns SARS operatives after damning Amnesty International report

Daily Post Nigeria – ‎Sep 22, 2016‎
Former detainees had told Amnesty International they had been subjected to horrific torture methods, including hanging, starvation, beatings, shootings and mock executions, at the hands of corrupt officers from the feared Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Amnesty accuses Nigerian police of torture

Independent Online – ‎Sep 22, 2016‎
Lagos – Amnesty International accused a Nigerian police unit on Wednesday of torturing suspects and demanding bribes to free them – allegations dismissed by the police. The rights group said people arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) …

Amnesty International: Police IG denies torture allegations [VIDEO]

Pulse Nigeria – ‎Sep 22, 2016‎
The AI report alleged that a special unit of the police force had formed the habit of torturing detainees as a means of extracting confessions and lucrative bribes. “Nigeria Police Force condemns in all its entity every element of torture in the

Indictment: ‘The only interrogation Nigeria police knows is torture’ – Amnesty International

Pulse Nigeria – ‎Sep 22, 2016‎
… that the only form of interrogation known to the Nigeria Police Force, especially men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) across the nation, is torture as a means of extracting confessions from suspects as well as demanding bribes from detainees.

Police faults Amnesty international report on SARS

The Eagle Online – ‎Sep 22, 2016‎
The Nigeria Police Force on Thursday faulted Amnesty International’s report on the Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad. Amnesty International had alleged in its report that SARS systematically tortured detainees in its custody as a means of extracting …

Police faults Amnesty ‘horrific torture’ report on SARS

TODAY.ng – ‎Sep 22, 2016‎
He said, “The police does not tolerate or condone torture in any form. “The Inspector-General of Police upon assumption of office conducted an audit of SARS rules of engagement and reorganised it.” He said that the police had been working with critical …

Amnesty Int’l accuses SARS police of stealing from detainees,

Daily Trust – ‎Sep 21, 2016‎
The statement therefore quoted the brother of an armed robbery suspect whose house in Nsuka was searched saying “the police team from SARS forcefully broke into boxes, locked furniture and drawers. By the time they left, several items including watches

You Are Not Authorised To Kill, IG Tells SARS

SaharaReporters.com – ‎Sep 23, 2016‎
The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has warned the Special Anti-Robbery Squad operatives against torture and extra-judicial killings, saying no policeman in the world had the right or authority to kill crime suspects. He admonished the SARS …

Torture: IGP warns SARS

Daily Trust – ‎Sep 22, 2016‎
Special Anti-Robbery Squad officers at an interactive session with the inspector-general of police in Abuja yesterday. On the right is the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer Moshood Jimoh. The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris has

Nigeria: Amnesty Accuses SARS of Morbid Torture, Bribery in Exchange for Freedom

AllAfrica.com – ‎Sep 21, 2016‎
The Nigeria Police has been accused of systematically torturing detainees in its custody as a means of extracting confessions and lucrative bribes. This was revealed in the Amnesty International’s report published on Wednesday. According to the report

Nigerian police ‘tortures suspects – and gets rich doing it’

The Voice Online – ‎Sep 21, 2016‎
A SPECIALIST Nigerian police unit designed to tackle robberies has been accused by Amnesty International of torturing suspects held in custody and demanding bribes to free them. The human rights campaign group said people arrested by the Special …

Amnesty International Indicts SARS Of Extorting Detainees

CHANNELS TELEVISION – ‎Sep 21, 2016‎
Amnesty International, Police, Rights Abuse Global human rights body, Amnesty International, has released a new report, indicting the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force of extra judicial killing, torture and collection of

IGP says Nigerian Police not involved in right violation, torture of suspects

Daily Post Nigeria – ‎Sep 22, 2016‎
“Nigeria Police Force has never been involved in any element of torture in all its activities in the cause of their investigation all over the country.” The human right body accused SARS operatives of the habit of stealing from suspects. Amnesty

Torture is SARS only form of interrogation, alleges AI

The Punch – ‎Sep 21, 2016‎
A human rights organisation, Amnesty International, says the use of torture is the only form of interrogation used by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad on suspects. AI added … The report added that most of the victims of police brutality were the poor
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