Wike protests for reform of SARS over killing of musician in Port Harcourt
Following the extrajudicial murder of Daniel Ikeaguchi, aka Sleek, by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police in Rivers State, Gov. Nyesom Wike in a protest, has demanded the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu to dissolve the operation of SARS across the country.
Obinwannem News learned of how Sleek, a musician, was shot dead by the Anti-Kidnapping operatives in the Elelenwo area of Port Harcourt on Saturday.
Sleek’s death which sparked a two days protest compelled the State to condemn the act via its twitter account.
The tweet reads: “The brutal killing of a young, vibrant man in Port Harcourt by men of the SARS unit of @PoliceNG is unacceptable, we have and will continue to clamor for the reformation or outright dissolution of SARS because they have become a menace to the society. #EndSARS.”
Meanwhile, a source while narrating the incident to the press, said that Daniel, 22, and his friend, simply identified as Reuben, were waiting outside a hotel for a rental car to convey them to a destination, before a confrontation by men of the Police Anti-Robbery Unit.
“They were unarmed, nothing incriminating about them, but out of sheer fear of being arrested, the duo took to their heels. Following a chase that ensued, a riot policeman at De Topic Supermarket shot the musician.
Elder sister to the victim, Maureen Ikeagwuchi, said, “The way they were parading with his body bleeding all over, instead of taking him to the hospital is inhuman. I want them to face the law. We want justice.”
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News