The House of Representatives has called for periodic mental stability test for police officers in the wake of the spike in police brutality.

The resolution followed the adoption of a motion moved by Taiwo Onanuga on Thursday.

Onanuga in his motion raised concerns over lack of professionalism by Special Anti-Robbery Squad, otherwise known as SARS, and the Zonal Intervention Squad (ZIS) of the Nigeria Police Force.

Onanuga also said “Nigeria Police Force cannot bring its officers to abide by the rules of engagement; as their action was in clear contrast with the terms and conditions of the alleged Reform SARS, and therefore, actions more effective and lasting needs to be taken.”

The House, therefore, resolved to mandate Committees on Police Affairs, Justice, Human Rights to investigate the recent action by SARS operatives that led to the death of Tiyamiyu Kazeem.

Also, the green chamber urged President Muhammadu Buhari to implement the recommendation of the panel headed by the Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Anthony Ojukwu.

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