SARS kills my only son and still collects money for his feeding from family .
One of the multiple cruelties dished by the heinous Awkuzu SARS division led by CSP James Nwafor is the commiserable incident of Emma Chimezie Adimachukwu who lost his only son, Obinna Xandy Adimachukwu and was deceived to pay the sum of 400,000 naira for the upkeep of his supposed detained son.
Obinna was apprehended alongside his friend on March 18, 2014 while they were at the Ezenwata park, Upper Iweka Onitsha, waiting for the goods waybilled to him to arrive.The business which gave him leverage to travel to India to purchase feminine accessories made him be in possession of foreign currency (Dollar). During the time of their wait, SARS officers on mulfti drove straight into them and the everyone else except Obinna and his friend took to their heels.
Uninterested in their innocence, the SARS officers bundled them into the van. At the course of the manhandling, the officers saw dollars in Obinna’s pocket and concluded he was a criminal. Still agitating and defending himself, the officers became furious at his guts to fight them and swore to take him where he would fight more. When they arrived the station, Obinna was thrown in cell Number 5 where hardened criminals were kept.
On getting the information, Mr Adimachukwu rushed to the Awkuzu SARS division to ask for the release of his son. After several attempts to speak with CSP James Nwafor, he was informed that the CSP was not on seat and his son was not in their station. Fortunately, a genuine officer confided in Mr Adimachukwu that his son’s name was on the list and asked him to come back the next day.
Subsequently, the father of the deceased met with prominent people in his hometown, Oraifite, Ekwusigo Local Government Area one of which is Emeka Ofor and pleaded their influence on the release of his son. After much pressure, Mr James acknowledged that Obinna Adimachukwu was detained but would need the sum of 500,000 naira to take care of him. Mr Adimachukwu negotiated and paid 400,000 naira instead.
Two days later, Mr Adimachukwu asked for the release of his son only to be threatened and was asked to leave the premises, at his refusal, the CSP ordered his arrest and carelessly said that his son Obinna was dead. Before the announcement of his son’s death, an alleged statement written by the son was read to the father at one of the father’s visit unsatisfied of the poorly constructed statement by his son who was a graduate of Business Administration from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, he asked to see the statement. The officer angrily ordered him out of his office.
The shock of my only son’s death caused me partial stroke Mr Adimachikwu cried. No amount of money can ever bring him back but the reason of my petition is to expose the wickedness of some people and plead with the government to be true and bring total end to this cruelty, he concluded.