Protesters of their numbers on Tuesday barricaded the Ebonyi State authorities home, demanding prosecution of SARS officers discovered responsible of crimes.
The protesters who carried placards additionally demanded the reform of the Nigeria Police
“We’re residents, now we have our rights #Finish police brutality. #Finish SARS!! #Finish police brutality #Finish SARS now!!!. #SARS should finish #Finish police brutality in Nigeria, reform police, SARS should go now. We would like peace, Police is a division not brutality” and so forth.
A protester, Ekoh Samuel who spoke to journalists on behalf of others stated: “We’re preventing for our rights and our proper is to finish this police brutality as a result of their brutality is affecting each youth on this state.
“Sufficient is sufficient we wish all those that have been discovered responsible of 1 crime or the opposite to be scrapped from the police power completely. We would like Ebonyi authorities to guarantee us, the police within the state should be probably the greatest in Nigeria.
“Should you carry an iPhone they name you a prison, in the event you put on denims they tag you a prison, you put on nice sneakers they tag you a prison, we wish to communicate with the governor or the deputy governor we elected and they’re the one two individuals we will hearken to.
“Nobody can work freely on this state, in the event that they catch you and search you and located nothing in you, I no observe N10,000.00, N50.000.00, and Neighborhood watch members now connive with the police to arrest us and tag us wonderers.
“No one can work within the evening once more not for the concern of arm robbers however the concern of the police, it’s fallacious. Our demand is that we wish a greater state and Nigeria. We would like Justice for the victims which were killed we don’t need their redeployment”, the youths stated.
In the meantime, the Commissioner of Inner Safety and Border Peace Mr. Stanley Okoro Emeagha who addressed the protesters counseled President Mohammadu Buhari for ordering the Inspector Basic of Police, IGP, to scrap SARS.
He stated: “It was a welcomed improvement that the IGP scrapped SARS on the directions of the President.
“They weren’t sacked fairly a reputation was cleaned up after which there may be going to be a reform to clear complains from the lots in opposition to the police. I need us to know that society can’t depart with out safety.
“We’re speaking concerning the areas they don’t do properly as a result of we all know they’re doing splendidly properly to offer us safety, is just a few that aren’t doing properly.
“The Neighborhood watch that I educated was to offer safety to the residents of the state and to not brutalize them. I’ve by no means had a name that there’s brutality from the side of neighbourhood watch and if there may be such, now we have a method to deal with them by way of our disciplinary committee.