One of the protesters who spoke on condition of anonymity said, “We gathered that they usually bury some killed suspects inside their compound. We want to exhume their bodies so that their loved ones would know that they are dead and give them burials.”
However, attempts by the protesters to access the compound was rebuffed by armed security men, resulting in an argument.
The angry protesters were irked by the refusal of the policemen to grant them access and resorted to blocking the Enugu-Onitsha expressway.
Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Haruna Mohammed who reacted on the incident, said the former SARS compound has been turned into an annexe of the state Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
“It is now CID Annex. They (suspects) held in the centre are being profiled and investigated to ascertain the allegations levelled against them. Those found wanting would be prosecuted while those cleared would be released unconditionally,” he said.