Obiano visits Awkuzu SARS ‘torture centre’ a day after shooting incident


Anambra state governor, Willie Obiano 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 brutality.

The protesters, who were led by singers Chinedu Okoli, known as Flavour; Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike aka Phyno, Kingsley Okonkwo akaKcee, and actor Yul Edochie 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 security aide of Obiano, has been accused of gross misconduct, arbitrary arrests, torture and extra-judicial killings.

While speaking to #EndSARS protesters at government house on Thursday, the governor had announced that Nwafor has been sacked and 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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