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Obiano visits Anambra SARS ‘torture centre’ — after shooting incident

Obiano visits Anambra SARS ‘torture centre’ — after shooting incident
October 17
17:38 2020

Willie Obiano, governor of Anambra, is currently at the headquarters of the disbanded special anti-robbery squad (SARS) in the Awkuzu area of the state.

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

The protesters, who were led by Chinedu Okoli, highlife maestro 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.

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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.

While endorsing the #EndSARS protest on Thursday, the governor 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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Editor’s note: This picture was used for illustration

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