Following the outrage generated over the trending Awkuzu SARS saga; a retired cop, CSP James Nwafor, has been summoned to Abuja for questioning.
This was disclosed by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday night.
Specifically, the disclosure was contained in a series of tweets posted on its official handle on the micro-blogging site, Twitter.
1st News reports that his invitation pertains to the alleged unexplained disappearance of a youngster, Iloanya Chijioke John in 2012; as well as other extrajudicial activities during his time as head of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Awkuzu, Anambra State.
CSP James Nwafor (now retired) was the Commander, SARS, Awkuzu between 2012 and early 2016.
‘‘The attention of @NhrcNigeria was brought to a painful report by a Twitter user…The alleged torture and murder of her brother by CP James Nwafor who led the Awkuzu SARS division in Anambara State.
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‘‘The issue was brought to the attention of @NHRCNigeria…We are working with other authorities to ensure this is not swept under the carpet. He has been invited to Abuja for questioning. The Commission is following closely to ensure he is investigated and that justice is served. #NigerianLivesMatter’’ the NHRC tweeted.
Indeed, 1st News had reported that Nigerians had raised the alarm over the many atrocities committed by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Awkuzu, Anambra State.
Subsequently, the outcry had gone viral on Twitter.
In particular, a senior officer CSP James Nwafor had allegedly been fingered in the disappearance of detainees.
Several Nigerians on the platform had shared horrifying details of the disappearance of a young man; named John who was allegedly taken away by men of the Awkuzu SARS division in 2012. Since then, he was never seen again.
Specifically, the sister of the alleged victim had first drawn attention to the matter on Twitter.