The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, directed immediate investigation into a suit requesting asking judicial panels of inquiry to stop probe into alleged police brutality.
Adamu said he was not aware of it and did not authorise the legal action.
The IGP, who gave the order on the heels of trending reports in the media on Thursday, expressed the disapproval of the Force Management Team on the matter and ordered investigations into the alleged role of the Force Legal Section including its head.
Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, who disclosed this in a statement late Thursday, said the Force legal officer had been queried and might face sanctions if found guilty of dereliction of duty.
“The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has directed immediate investigations into a suit purportedly challenging the legality of the States’ Judicial Panel of Inquiry, investigating allegations by citizens against officers of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
“The IGP reiterates the commitment of the Force to fulfilling all its obligations with regards to the disbandment of the defunct SARS, the ongoing judicial panels and all other police reforms,” he said.