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Buhari’s aide defends FSARS, says internet fraudsters (Yahoo boys) are behind protests
The Personal Assistant to the President on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie , says the protests against the Special Anti – Robbery Squad were coordinated by internet fraudsters.
This is despite a complaint by the Vice -President , Yemi Osinbajo , that the extrajudicial killings by SARS were disheartening .
Osinbajo had said , “ The President and I have had discussions on this . He is very concerned about it . He wants to see reform.
“ I am very concerned , in fact , very angry about what I see happening to young men and women who are arrested — in some cases maimed or killed by men of the police force .
“ The arrest , maiming or killing of young people or anyone at all , is completely wrong . It is unlawful and illegal , and anyone involved in this act ought to be investigated and prosecuted . ”
However, Onochie said in a series of tweets that while there were a few bad eggs in the police , the protests against SARS were orchestrated by Internet fraudsters.
She tweeted , “ I have no doubt that there are some staff of SARS who are unprofessional in their dealings with the public the same way we have unprofessionalism in the army , mainstream police , customs , civil service , public service , traders , doctors , lawyers , journalists , teachers , pastors etc .
“ But what is going on now is a coordinated attack by cyber criminals joined by unsuspecting innocent citizens. This is not the first time . We must stand by our national institutions while working to improve their effectiveness . That is not what patriotism is about. No sentiments .”