A RETIRED POLICE OFFICER DEMANDS FOR THE RELEASE OF THE CORPS OF HIS SON ALLEGEDLY MURDERED BY THE DISBANDED SARS
Written by miebaka ikiriko on January 15, 2021
A sixty-eight year old retired Police Officer, Elder Sunday Joel Udoh has demanded for the release of the corpse of his son Nsokan Sunday Udoh allegedly murder by the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad on July 6, 2017 for proper burial.
Elder Udoh while testifying before the State Judicial Commission of Inquiry on Police brutality said officers of Nkpolu Police Division Mile 3, Diobu arrested his son in July 5, 2017, paraded him at the Police Headquarters, Moscow Road Port Harcourt the same day where he told Journalist that he was innocent of the entire allegation leveled on him.
Mr. Udoh who was physically devastated over the ugly incident, told the panel that other suspects arrested alongside his son also testified that his late son was not involved in the case but the then Commissioner of Police give deaf hear but rather transferred them to SARS office at Rukpoku.
According to him, his son got to SARS office around six o’clock in evening July 5, 2017 and around three o’clock in the morning the next day his son was confirmed death due to the high-level of brutality emphasizing that his head was hung upside down, shovel and cutlass used on him by SARS officers and his body later deposited at UPTH mortuary by one Inspector Chinedu.
Also testifying, one Chinasa Ukenna also demanded justice and compensation of two hundred million Naira for his late Elder brother Cosmos Ukenna an Auto-Mechanic who was arrested on the tenth of November 2016, by Sergeant Musa an Officer attached to Okporo Police Division, while working on a customer’s vehicle saying that he was taken to SARS office Rukpoku were he was tortured to death.
Radio Rivers Correspondent, Francis Golden reports that the Commission struck out five petitioners during its sitting.