JUST IN: Police Withdraws Suit Seeking To Halt Ongoing Probe

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The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has applied to withdraw the lawsuit it filed to stop judicial panels probing allegations of brutality by its officials particularly operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS.

The suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1492/2020 was filed on November 9, 2020, by the NPF, through its lawyer, O. M. Atoyebi (SAN), asking the Federal High Court in Abuja to stop the judicial proceedings.

However, the NPF filed a notice of discontinuance on Friday by another lawyer, Festus Ibude.

The notice read, “Take notice that the plaintiff herein intends to and doth hereby wholly withdraws its suit against all the defendants.”

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Ijaw News had earlier reported how the NPF challenged the legality of the various states’ judicial panels of enquiry probing allegations of rights abuses and other acts of brutality perpetrated by the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad and other police tactical units.

In a suit (FHC/ABJ/CS/1492/2020) filed before the Federal High Court, Abuja the police prayed the court to restrain the Attorneys-General of the 36 states of the federation and their various panels of enquiry from going ahead with the probe focusing on police impunity.

The police came under heavy criticism for attempting to stop the investigations.

This led to IGP, Mohammed Adamu, directing the immediate investigation into the lawsuit.

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