Leke Baiyewu, Abuja
The House of Representatives is set to partner with the Nigerian Bar Association and Civil Society Organisations towards creating a new law to guide the operations of the Nigeria Police Force.
The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the plenary on Wednesday, spoke on the illegal activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Police and the abuse of human rights by its operatives.
Gbajabiamila stated that it was now time for the parliament to step in, proposing the amendment of laws that prevent interference in the affairs of the police and check the excesses of its personnel.
The Majority Leader, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, later moved a motion of urgent national importance, on the human rights abuses by SARS operatives.