Obiano visits Anambra disbanded SARS ‘torture centre’ over shooting incident

By our reporter| Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano, governor on Saturday visited the headquarters of the disbanded special anti-robbery squad (SARS) in the Awkuzu area of the state.

The governor’s visit comes 24 hours after police opened fire to disperse protesters who converged on the place to demand an end to police brutality.

The protesters, who were led by musicians, Chinedu Okoli, better known as Flavour; Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike, a rapper better known as Phyno, Kingsley Okonkwo, singer better known as Kcee, were chanting “End SARS! End SARS!”.

The massive crowd had converged on Awka, the state capital, from where they moved to the disbanded SARS office to demand the shut down of the facility.

The Akwuzu SARS office led by James Nwafor, a former security aide of Obiano, has been accused of gross misconduct, arbitrary arrests, torture and extra-judicial killings.

Obiano while endorsing the #EndSARS protest on Thursday, had announced that Nwafor would be prosecuted.

The governor said he would visit all the SARS offices in the state and ensure the immediate release of protesters that have been detained by the police.

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