Police open fire on #Endsars protesters who marched to Anambra SARS headquarters

Police open fire on #Endsars protesters who marched to Anambra SARS headquarters

Sounds of gunfire rented the air as protesters marched to the headquarters of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) in Awkuzu, Anambra, on Friday.

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Sounds of gunfire rented the air as protesters marched to the headquarters of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) in Awkuzu, Anambra, on Friday.

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 SARs headquarters.

The Akwuzu SARS office was led by one James Nwafor, until a few years ago when he was made a special assistant to the Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano, on Security. Nwafor has been accused of gross misconduct, arbitrary arrests, torture and extra-judicial killings. Until a few years ago,

While endorsing the #EndSARS protest on Thursday, Obiano, governor of the state, announced that Nwafor will not only be relieved of his duty but 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.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Bonaventure Mokweh, a hotelier narrated his torture experience at the Akwuzu detention facility. He detailed how young men, who were arrested and kept in detention, were “murdered by the SARS operatives”.