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Anambra EndSARS Panel Members Resign Over Government's Insincerity by Islie: 12:48am On Feb 15
The five panel members in their joint resignation letter, dated February 13, 2021, noted that police brutality, extortion, and even extrajudicial killings had remained unchecked in the state.

Members of the #EndSARS panel in Anambra State have tendered their resignation letter, knocking Governor Willie Obiano for ignoring the panel and for rising human rights abuses under his watch.

The five panel members in their joint resignation letter, dated February 13, 2021, noted that police brutality, extortion, and even extrajudicial killings had remained unchecked in the state, even as the “notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Awkuzu and numerous other police outfits in Anambra State have become infamous around the world for outrageous, unconscionable, and iniquitous violations of the fundamental rights of Nigerians, including the right to life.”

The members who resigned are Ifediora Chijioke, Henry Ugwu, Osonwa Chukwuka, Ebelechukwu Ngini, and Chibuike Obiwuzie.

Their letter was copied to the Chairman of the Panel, Awka, Anambra State; Secretary to the State Government, Awka, Anambra State; Chairman of Chairmen, Nigerian Bar Association, Anambra State branch; Nigerian Bar Association President; National Human Rights Commission; and the Amnesty International.

Their letter said, “Permit the undersigned to first express gratitude to you and the government of Anambra State for finding us qualified to be appointed into the Anambra State judicial panel of inquiry into the allegations of extrajudicial killings by the defunct SARS, police brutality, and other public complaints against the Nigerian police.

“It is imperative to mention that Anambra State, under your watch and that of your predecessor, was the cynosure of police brutality, extortion, and even extrajudicial killings in Nigeria.

“The notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Awkuzu, and numerous other police outfits in Anambra State have become infamous around the world for outrageous, unconscionable, and iniquitous violations of the fundamental rights of Nigerians, including the right to life.

“Following the EndSARS protests that occurred in many states in Nigeria in the last quarter of 2020, we felt that perhaps the Anambra State Government may have become penitent and was willing to competently take up its duty of securing the lives and properties of its residents.

“Sadly, the sittings of the panel were characterised by inefficiency and poor organisation because the Anambra State Government failed woefully to adequately provide for logistics for anything at all involving the proceedings of the Panel. There was no funding to enhance clerical or secretarial functions of the Panel, no provision for security or witness protection.

“The Anambra State Panel received the highest number of petitions, 310, against the police in Nigeria, even though the timeframe for submission of petitions and complaints against the police were extremely limited. The large numbers indicate the resolve of residents of Anambra State to vent out their grievances against the violations of their human rights.”

The panel members said they were, however, convinced that the Anambra State Government had no regard for the victims of the many human rights violations by the police in the state.

“The government has totally ignored the panel and had simply set up the panel to play to the gallery. Many victims of abuse of police powers and other interested stakeholders have been communicating with the panel secretariat or its members in a bid to know why the panel is no longer sitting despite more than 250 petitions which have been unattended to.

“All these inquiries have failed to yield concrete answers and the government despite being aware of the interest of the public is showing no signs of interest in the activities of the Panel.

“We firmly refuse to be pawns in the game of the government, so we hereby resign our appointments into the Anambra State Panel and completely dissociate ourselves from all the charade put up to give lip service to the plights of residents of Anambra State.

“The undersigned are fully aware that our position expressed in this correspondence may expose us to blackmail and intimidation, but we are determined to say the truth,” it said.
https://saharareporters.com/2021/02/14/anambra-endsars-panel-members-shock-governor-obiano-joint-resign-over-abuses

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Re: Anambra EndSARS Panel Members Resign Over Government's Insincerity by IamFINESSE: 12:49am On Feb 15
angry
Re: Anambra EndSARS Panel Members Resign Over Government's Insincerity by Tpave(m): 1:43am On Feb 15
“It is imperative to mention that Anambra State, under your watch and that of your predecessor, was the cynosure of police brutality, extortion, and even extrajudicial killings in Nigeria.

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Re: Anambra EndSARS Panel Members Resign Over Government's Insincerity by SmartPolician: 4:27am On Feb 15
We know that all these panels of inquiry across Nigeria were a huge charade. Hence, the decision not to allow the company operating Lekki Toll Plaza continue until justice was severed.

This whole thing would have made more sense if one panel was set up to investigate the extrajudicial killings. That way, all eyes will be on them.

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Re: Anambra EndSARS Panel Members Resign Over Government's Insincerity by christistruth01: 4:31am On Feb 15
Good!

That means the Endsars Mob will finally relocate from Lekki Toll Gate to Anambra.

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Re: Anambra EndSARS Panel Members Resign Over Government's Insincerity by GeneralPula: 4:56am On Feb 15
Members of the #EndSARS panel in Anambra State have tendered their resignation letter, knocking Governor Willie Obiano for ignoring the panel and for rising human rights abuses under his watch.

Obiano is covering for his boss, Peter Obi... Concerning James nwafor and Awkuzu Sarz ..

The only reason why his ignoring the panel is that James nwafor works & kill for them ..

Never knew peter obi was such an evil man until he was exposed..

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Re: Anambra EndSARS Panel Members Resign Over Government's Insincerity by omazus: 5:05am On Feb 15
Bold citizens. Examplary heroes.

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Re: Anambra EndSARS Panel Members Resign Over Government's Insincerity by Incognito403: 5:29am On Feb 15
Very good.

Now they should return to their state and protest.

They should block the Onitsha bridge and shut down Aba market.

No anarchy will be tolerated in Lagos.

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Re: Anambra EndSARS Panel Members Resign Over Government's Insincerity by inoki247: 5:30am On Feb 15
There people will not goan protest this now...


Na south west Mata dem dey always carry for head like Pure water..

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Re: Anambra EndSARS Panel Members Resign Over Government's Insincerity by OmovuduTheBeast(f): 5:30am On Feb 15
5k monthly BMC earners will soon flood this thread!
Useless paid agents
FAKE PATRIOTS!

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Re: Anambra EndSARS Panel Members Resign Over Government's Insincerity by Nobody: 5:32am On Feb 15
That's how it goes

Well, the problem with Nigeria is simple. No reapect for rule of law at all levels

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Re: Anambra EndSARS Panel Members Resign Over Government's Insincerity by Bondinus(m): 5:34am On Feb 15
Nice move
Re: Anambra EndSARS Panel Members Resign Over Government's Insincerity by nanauju(f): 5:35am On Feb 15
shocked
Re: Anambra EndSARS Panel Members Resign Over Government's Insincerity by Lincoln275(m): 5:36am On Feb 15
Nonsense Govt
Re: Anambra EndSARS Panel Members Resign Over Government's Insincerity by Yellowplantains: 5:39am On Feb 15
Good, let the government know that hypocrisy will not be allowed this time

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Re: Anambra EndSARS Panel Members Resign Over Government's Insincerity by PataAlhajaKeji(m): 5:41am On Feb 15
You will never see them Flat-heads castigate the happenings at the Anambra EndSars panel. That one no consign them at all.

Once they hear Lagos, Lekki toll gate, LCC, Tinubu, SanwoOlu, their dicks get fully erected and more blood flow to their clitorises.

You will never hear them chide the Chinese-Nigerian, Aba-made Economist, Peter "Him Tu Lie" Obi. Someone that flagrantly disrespected the panel by refusing to honour its invitation. Na Tinubu wey don leave office since 2007 dem go dey abuse upandan.

Finally, na SanwoOlu I blame sha. Nigger's been too soft and lenient on these nits.

SanwoOlu, you don't need their votes to win a second term. Dem no reach. Protect your fuckin' state and act decisively.

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Re: Anambra EndSARS Panel Members Resign Over Government's Insincerity by omenka(m): 5:41am On Feb 15
Racoon (honestly no other name would have been appropriate for someone of your character) and all those who won't rest on the Lagos affair, this is where you should bury your minds.

It is time to call for protests and occupation of the streets of Anambra. We would like to see you guys do so with the same vigour you display over that in Lagos.

The commander of Akwuzu SARS and Peter Obi must be brought to justice.

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Re: Anambra EndSARS Panel Members Resign Over Government's Insincerity by lomok: 5:43am On Feb 15
we all Kn that our government no dey sincere
Re: Anambra EndSARS Panel Members Resign Over Government's Insincerity by OmovuduTheBeast(f): 5:43am On Feb 15
omenka:
Racoon (honestly no other name would have been appropriate for someone of your character) and all those who won't rest on the Lagos affair, this is where you should bury your minds.

It is time to call for protests and occupation of the streets of Anambra. We would like to see you guys do so with the same vigour you display over that in Lagos.

The commander of Akwuzu SARS and Peter Obi must be brought to justice.

FVCK OFF!!!

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Re: Anambra EndSARS Panel Members Resign Over Government's Insincerity by blamingthedevil: 5:44am On Feb 15
#occupyAnambra State
Peter Obi must be held accountable


DJ Switch
Peter Okoye
All Igbo activists


You are all invited

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Re: Anambra EndSARS Panel Members Resign Over Government's Insincerity by SenecaTheYonger(m): 5:44am On Feb 15
I was even thinking that Anambra panel will have the most success given it’s the most affected by SARS brutality. Na wa oo

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Re: Anambra EndSARS Panel Members Resign Over Government's Insincerity by Nobody: 5:46am On Feb 15
SenecaTheYonger:
I was even thinking that Anambra panel will have the most success given it’s the most affected by SARS brutality. Na wa oo

And the sad thing is the state government is the one styming the panel.

Sad. What are they hiding?

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Re: Anambra EndSARS Panel Members Resign Over Government's Insincerity by omenka(m): 5:47am On Feb 15
“It is imperative to mention that Anambra State, under your watch and that of your predecessor, was the cynosure of police brutality, extortion, and even extrajudicial killings in Nigeria.

Interesting facts.

Now, can someone tell us why the streets aren't being occupied? Are protests prohibited in Anambra?

Racoon, it has just been revealed Obiano and Peter Obi are CYNOSURE OF EXTORTION AND EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLINGS. When would you and your people march on the streets of Anambra and call for their heads?

When?

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Re: Anambra EndSARS Panel Members Resign Over Government's Insincerity by Iruobean(m): 5:48am On Feb 15
I couldn't read everything but the little I read, makes me even scared more for this country.
Re: Anambra EndSARS Panel Members Resign Over Government's Insincerity by Nobody: 5:48am On Feb 15
Incognito403:
Very good.

Now they should return to their state and protest.

They should block the Onitsha bridge and shut down Aba market.

No anarchy will be tolerated in Lagos.

I doubt that ipob was responsible for the violence in Lagos

The fact is, nothing was done about Sars for so long until people got too angry and upset to care

N.b i don't sympathise with ipob

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Re: Anambra EndSARS Panel Members Resign Over Government's Insincerity by Nobody: 5:51am On Feb 15
omenka:


Interesting facts.

Now, can someone tell us why the streets aren't being occupied? Are protests prohibited in Anambra?

Racoon, it has just been revealed Obiano and Peter Obi are CYNOSURE OF EXTORTION AND EXTRAJUDICIALKILLINGS. When would you and your people march on the streets of Anambra and call for their heads?

When?

We should also ask you how far for SARS investigation in your state?

Let's be fair , charity begins at home

Plus how far for your government and actual police reform especially in the area of funding? What is your APC doing about that?

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Re: Anambra EndSARS Panel Members Resign Over Government's Insincerity by elmessiahs(m): 5:57am On Feb 15
lips service leaders that forget they are servants to the people rather they are leading like coup d'etat rulers.

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Re: Anambra EndSARS Panel Members Resign Over Government's Insincerity by Incognito403: 6:01am On Feb 15
Vardanes2:


I doubt that ipob was responsible for the violence in Lagos

The fact is, nothing was done about Sars for so long until people got too angry and upset to care

N.b i don't sympathise with ipob
Then everyone should go to their state for protest.

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Re: Anambra EndSARS Panel Members Resign Over Government's Insincerity by superior1: 6:01am On Feb 15
I am awaiting the ones on Lagos Panel to react to how protesters where manhandled

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