The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the immediate disbandment of the Special Tactical Squad (IGP-STS) and the redeployment of all the personnel of the squad to other departments and formations.
The decision of the IG was sequel to the illegal search on the residence of the elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clarke without any approval or authority for such action.
In a statement, Police spokesman, Acting DCP Jimoh Moshood said the personnel affected with the decision have been redeployed be part of Police operations in other departments.
The statement restated that officers of the squad who were involved in the illegal search are currently undergoing interrogation.
DISBANDMENT OF THE IGP SPECIAL TACTICAL SQUAD (IGP-STS)
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris, NPM, mni has ordered the immediate disbandment of the IGP Special Tactical Squad (IGP-STS) and the redeployment of all the personnel of the squad to other departments/formations of the Force.
- Senior Officers attached to the erstwhile Special Tactical Squad (STS) who were linked with complicity or played conspiracy role(s) in the unauthorized, illegal and unprofessional misconduct in the search of Elder Statesman, Chief Edwin Clark’s residence in Asokoro, Abuja on the 4thof September, 2018 are now undergoing strict disciplinary procedures.
- The tactical operations and statutory core Police duties that the dissolved Special Tactical Squad (STS) were charged with are now collapsed and will be carried out by other operational, investigative and response units of the Force.
- This dissolution of the Special Tactical Squad (STS) is with immediate effect.
Ag. DCP JIMOH MOSHOOD
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER