The Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, has sacked his security aide, James Nwafor following allegations by protesters on Thursday.
Protesters had gathered in Awka where the Governor addressed them. Before his address, protesters said Nwafor, who is a Senior Special Adviser to the Governor on security, violated people’s right when he served as the Commander of SARS in Anambra.
The protesters had blocked the Anambra State Government House and the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway, insisting that Obiano must address them.
Addressing the protesters, Obiano said he would take their demands to the President Muhammadu Buhari and handle the ones within his powers.
He said, “I am very happy with the way you have conducted yourselves. You have conducted yourselves creditably.
“I have a list of all your demands. Some of them have already been met, like the SARS being disbanded. That has already been met, and some are still in the pipeline which I am going to present to the president. The other ones, I can handle myself.
“Your first request is immediate prosecution and removal of James Nwafor, the immediate release of all protesters in police custody. Consider those ones done.
As for compensation of family of SARS victims, the Attorney General and the leadership of police will look into this and make recommendations to me.
“I support your protest, police brutality and extortion are not allowed anywhere. Any police officer that does that, copy his name and let us know.”