Awkuzu SARS: Anambra Governor Sacks Ex-SARS Commander, James Nwafor, Vows To Prosecute Him
Former CSP James Nwafor, who was accused of drowning and killing innocent boys at Awkuzu SARS have been sacked and would be prosecuted by the state governor, Willie Obiano
James is a former CSP of the Akwuzu SARS, who is currently been accused by EndSARS protesters, for killing innocent youths.
Nwafor was appointed the SSA to governor Obiano on security but has been sacked by the Anambra State government, following the ongoing protest against police brutality.
The Governor, has also promised to prosecute Nwafor for the atrocities he committed in Akwuzu SARS.
The Nigerian presidency and police boss Mohammed Adamu, have announced the dissolution of SARS, following heightened calls for its scrapping from young Nigerians who have been protesting police brutality on the streets for a week.
Governor Obiano announced Nwafor’s sack when he joined the “EndSARS” protests in his state.
“Today, I joined youths of our dear state to say #EndPoliceBrutality and I support them because they did not only vote and defend their votes in my 21-over-21 victory, but all their requests are genuine and germane; and I obliged to honour them all,” Obiano wrote on Twitter.
The governor also announced that following the federal government’s pronouncement on the dissolution of SARS, he will carry out an inspection of SARS detention facilities and ensure that captives are set free.
“I felt honoured being in their midst to share in their feelings; and I made it clear that:
“First, federal government has disbanded SARS but I will personally visit all SARS offices in Anambra State to ensure that anyone being held is released, immediately;
“Second, James Nwafor, former OC SARS in Anambra State is sacked and will be prosecuted;
“Third, I’ll ensure that the presidency does the needful to ensure a better life for our youths, for us, ndi Anambra and for our nation,” he said.
I felt honoured being in their midst to share in their feelings; and I made it clear that:
First, Federal Government has disbanded SARS but I will personally visit all SARS offices in Anambra State to ensure that anyone being held is released, immediately; pic.twitter.com/G8b2dZGQpe
— Chief Willie Obiano (@WillieMObiano) October 15, 2020
SARS has been accused of extra-judicial killings, dehumanising torture techniques, extortion and human rights abuses for decades.