Anambra Governor Willie Obiano has added four new members to the Awkuzu SARS probe panel investigating allegations of human rights violations by police unit.

Government spokesperson, Chief C. Don Adinuba, said the four were recognized as rights champions that could assist the panel’s work.

The quartet are Comrades Chijioke Ifediora, Chukwuma Okpalaezeukwu, Miriam Tochukwu Godspower, and Henry Chibuike Ugwu.

The appointments are “in recognition of the critical role which (they) have been playing in the state to uphold human the fundamental rights of our people and their dignity.”

The decision to appoint them makes for “a more inclusive membership …” and assists the panel “to do a thorough job.”

Adinuba said Anambra State government has received “immense support” for the Governor’s decision to probe Awkuzu SARS.

“The Government of Anambra State appreciates the tremendous show of solidarity,” he said.

The panel is looking into reports of abuse of human rights by the defunct SARS in the state, the Governor said in a statement.

The panel will also specifically look into allegations of extrajudicial killings by a retired Police Chief Superintendent, James Nwafor.

CSP Nwafor and his activities while leading operations at Awkuzu SARS have been trending on Twitter for quite some time now.

“He will face prosecution if found guilty of any of the alleged offences,” Adinuba said in the statement

The #EndSARS protests by youths continue nationwide even as Police and political office holders make frantic efforts to douse the tensions they generate.

Cover (c) Pius Utomi Ekpei: #EndSARS youth protest at Alausa Ikeja in Lagos State.

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