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SARS killed at will, committed worst atrocity in Anambra — panel member 

by Our Reporter
Barely few weeks by the EndSARS panel in Anambra state to submit its recommendations, a member, Com. Vincent Ezekwueme has revealed many atrocities committed by the defunct Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) in the state.
Ezekwueme in Onitsha, Anambra state on Sunday said that the defunct SARS maimed, assaulted, extorted and caused fear on the innocent victims in the state.

“You will shed tears for this country if you heard the monumental injustices, brutality, man’s inhumanity against man and extra judicial killings perpetrated by the defunct SARS,” he said.

He said a lot of the petitioners lost their husbands, children, wives, relations, among others in a mysterious manner.

“The SARS took laws into their hands and exterminated lives of citizens of this country without toeing part of justice.

“No power was granted to SARS constitutionally to kill extra judiciously. The situation was very pathetic and painful and we pray that such ugly development will not repeat itself again.

“I use this opportunity to appeal to the police authority to caution its men and treat the populace with civility in accordance with the constitution,” Ezekwueme, an activist and the state chairman of Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) said.

He, however, expressed satisfaction with the task before the panel, adding that the panel was able to treat all the 312 petitions submitted to it by the aggrieved victims.

“So far the panel headed by a renowned jurist, Chief Justice Veronica Ngozi Umeh, has succeded in tackling all the petitions before it meritoriously, taking into consideration rule of law.

“We, members of the EndSARS panel in Anambra state, devoted our time and talent to tackle all the petitions before us. The state panel received the highest number of petitions in the country, 312 of them.

“Currently we are articulating all the petitions and we assure the general public that we will treat every case according to its merit.

“We are now writing recomendation to Gov. Willie Obiano who has the wherewithal to pay the compensation.

“We are ready to ensure justice in the petitions and I want to let the world know that we endured with the challenges confronting us to sacrifice ourselves to ensure the panel succeeded in achieving its aims and objectives,” he said. ###

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