Family Blows Hot, Demands Trial Of Ex-Rivers’ SARS Commander For Alleged Murder

Family Blows Hot, Demands Trial Of Ex-Rivers’ SARS Commander For Alleged Murder

A former SARS commander is being targeted by a family who claim their son was killed, Vanguard reports.


The family has urged the Rivers State Judicial Commission of Inquiry into perceived rights violations by the police to ensure the prosecution of former Rivers commander of the disbanded Special Anti-Theft Squad (SARS), Akin Fakorede and four others for the alleged murder of his son, Chief Nelson. Yellowe in March 2019.

The grieving family at the commission’s second day petitions hearing in Port Harcourt yesterday also demanded N1billion as damages for the murder of the 27-year-old Port Harcourt University senior.

Mrs. Annah West, older sister of the deceased, told the commission that: “My brother was last seen on March 13, 2019 and his colleagues at school reported him missing. We started looking for him, we went to various police stations. I personally went to SARS twice. My brother and other people also went there. We were told that he was never in their custody.

“Now, April 26, 2019, we found her body at UPTH Mortuary. It was deposited there by SARS men, Rukpokwu, by an officer named Samuel Sunday. We got this information from his fellow detainee, someone who was once detained by SARS. That is the person who told us the fate of our son and brother.

“So, we are here to tell the whole world what happened to this young man. My brother was a Uniport final year student in the College of Humanities. I was studying Christian and Religious Studies.

“We do not have details of the conclusive investigation report. It didn’t serve the family and that was part of what we told the panel today. We demand justice.

“The person who deposited my brother’s body in the morgue is Samuel Sunday. As part of the investigation, we discovered that he was in the company of Mike, the team leader. There was another Ikuku Friday and Officer Wilson was there. Akin Fakorede was then the OC of SARS.

In addition, he accused the State Department of Intelligence and Criminal Investigation (SCIID) of allegedly extorting N300,000 to carry out an autopsy on Solomon’s body and other money for logistics that allows them to carry out an investigation whose report was never released. family disposition.

The Chairman of the Investigation Commission, Judge Chukwunenye Uriri (Rtd), suspended the session until Tuesday, December 1, 2020 for the cross-examination of the witness and the continuation of the hearing.