#EndSARS protesters block Ebonyi govt House for 6 hours as Umahi promises to remove all police roads blocks in Ebonyi

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Protesters behind End Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS in Ebonyi State, blocked old House, Abakaliki, for six hours as they protested against Police brutality and extortion in State.

Following the blockage the leading to the old House, Abakaliki, by the protesters, were forced to other adjourning to their destinations.

Presenting their demands through their , Barr. Steven Ugama, the protesters called on Governor David Umahi Ebonyi State to set up Judicial Panel Inquiry to look into the activities SARS, compensate victims of Police brutality, release all those illegally detained in Police net, investigate the activities of Local tax collectors and that of Policemen operating at Eke-aba Police Station. Responding, Governor David Umahi who described their action as constitutional assured them that nobody was going to molest them because of the protests. He further assured them that all their demands would be met accordingly even as emphasized that he would set up a Trust Funds for victims of police brutality in the State. According to the Governor, what I up with the Commissioner of Police is to dismantle all roadblocks in Ebonyi State. READ ALSO: VIDEO: Minister of Youths and Sports speaks on #EndSARS protest “I want to assure you that nobody is going to molest you. You are fighting for your right and . What you are doing is constitutional. You know am also a youth. For the issue you have raised concerning Eke-aba police station, we are going to address it. The belongs to you. We will set up a Judicial Panel of Inquiry. There will be youth representative. student will participate and representative human rights “The Panel will receive and investigate evidence brought before it. There will be a Trust Fund set up me. Victims Police brutality shall be compensated. security and human rights to handle issues bordering on security challenges. “The Security and Human Rights will be set up in order to ensure that the activities of any or tactical unit which be established by the Nigeria Police is well monitored and any excesses in their operations promptly apprehended. “Resist any policeman that wants to collect from you. Resist it.”