Oyogist.com has learnt that the United Kingdom Government provided training and equipment to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police.
On Thursday, Minister for Africa, James Duddridge admitted British officials trained the operatives between 2016 and 2020.
The UK had initially denied any ties with the police unit.
In a memo to Labour MP, Kate Osamor on Thursday, Duddridge said SARS officers participated in training “designed to improve human rights, training on public finance, and community policing workshops”.
The official verified that radio equipment was given to Nigeria Police for the notorious division.
“It is shocking that in the middle of global protests to End SARS our government appears to have had no idea whether or not it was funding those very units”, Osamor told The Independent.