*sets up committee to investigate Eke Aba police station
The governor of Ebonyi state, Engr. David Nweze Umahi to join End Sars protest tomorrow, 20th October, 2020 and has set up a panel of inquiry would to further investigate the activities of SARS personnel with a view to bringing to book all involved in brutality and killings.
He made this known on Monday, 19th October, 2020 while addressing thousands of protesters who stormed the old government house, that the panel would be made up of retired judges, members of civil society and some representatives of the protesters.
Gov. Umahi maintained that their protest is constitutional and urged the police and other security agents not to molest the protesters, adding that such molestation would aggravate the already existing problem in the country.
Governor Umahi further directed the Ebonyi State Police Commissioner, CP Sule Maku and the Commandant of the Nkwagu military cantonment Abakaliki to ensure the dismantling of all road blocks in Ebonyi State.
The Ebonyi State Governor also urged the youths to resist any form of extortion from policemen in the state, he gave out his mobile phone number to the protesters to enable them contact him in any case of extortion.
Governor Umahi further assured the protesters that he would address the excesses of Police officers at the Ekeaba police station while he promised to join the protesters tomorrow to protest against the brutality of SARS personnels in the state.
Earlier, one of the protesters, Barr Steve Ugama briefed the Governor on the activities of Police officers at the Ekeaba police station and called on the Governor to urgently call the personnels of the Division to order.
The protesters also announced that they would carry out candle light tonight while the protest continues tomorrow.
The protesters who blocked the road leading to the Old government house and the Ebonyi State Police Headquarters Abakaliki from 10am in the morning till 3:30pm when the Governor arrived and addressed the protesters.
The over 6 hours roadblock hindered both vehicular and human movement within the area as road users were forced to take alternative routes.