Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano has assured #EndSARS protesters in the state that the former head of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the state James Nwafor will face prosecution.
Mr Nwafor is alleged to have been involved in the abuse of human rights.
Tweeting on Thursday, Mr Obiano expressed his support for the protesters, saying their demands are genuine.
The governor said he would visit all the SARS offices in the state and ensure the immediate release of protesters that have been detained by the police.
“Today, I joined youths of our dear State to say #EndPoliceBrutality and I support them because they did not only vote and defend their votes in my 21-over-21 victory but all their requests are genuine and germane, and I oblige to honour them all,” Obiano tweeted.
“I felt honoured being in their midst to share in their feelings; and I made it clear that: first, Federal Government has disbanded SARS but I will personally visit all SARS offices in Anambra State to ensure that anyone being held is released, immediately.
“Second, James Nwafor, former OC SARS in Anambra State is sacked and will be prosecuted;
“Third, I’ll ensure that the Presidency does the needful to ensure a better life for our youths, for us, ndi Anambra and for our nation. Long Live Anambra Youths! Aluta continua!”
EndSARS protests have continued despite the disbandment of SARS.
The protesters are demanding an overhaul of the police.