Mr Emma Adimachukwu, a school proprietor on Tuesday told the Anambra State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, Extral Judicial Killings and other Related Matters that the disbanded Special-Anti Robbery Squad charged him N400,000 to feed his son in the SARS custody.
Oraifite born Adimachukwu of Ekwusigo Local Government Area but resides in Asaba, Delta State, said his son Obinna Sandy, a businessman, was killed in 2014.
“My son graduated from the Nnamdi Azikiwe University; because he read business administration, I opened a shop for him at Mount Olive shopping plaza, Onitsha, He said.
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“He travelled to India to buy clothes. On March 14, 2014, he went to Nnewi and collected $10,000 owed him by a friend and proceeded to Onitsha to take delivery of his goods that just arrived”, he continued.
“It was while waiting for the goods that some SARS men arrived and started shooting. They arrested him and his friend. They searched him and saw $10,000 on him and concluded he was an armed robber”.
“My son refused to let them take the money, he fought them. So, when they got to Awkuzu SARS, they killed him”.
“When I went to see him after his friend who was smuggled out. He told me; James Nwafor (SARS boss) told his men to lock me up that I was a father to an armed robber. Some prominent people intervened and they released me. They later told me to drop money so they can be feeding my son, and they collected N400,000 from me, knowing full well that they had killed my son,” Adimachukwu said.