The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, has asked operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) to stop going after internet fraudsters popularly known as ‘yahoo boys’.
He said their area of operation covered armed robbery and kidnapping and warned that any officer caught arresting cyber-crime suspects would be sanctioned appropriately.
Daily Trust reports that Idris spoke on Tuesday at the FSARS headquarters at Magbo in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The IGP was represented by the team leader of South West Monitoring Fact-Finding Committee on SARS Reform, DCP Adepojulo Ilori.
He said the committee had embarked on the inspection of SARS detention facilities across the southwest states.
The committee reviewed the case files of all the suspects in detention and promised to transfer all civil cases to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for further investigation to de-congest the detention facility.