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SARS officers killed my husband, advised me to re-marry – Victim’s wife says


An Anambra woman, Mrs Chidinmma Precious Edozieuno, has alleged that her husband was killed by officers of the defunct notorious police unit, Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Recounting her ordeal to the Anambra Judicial panel on activities of the unit, Edozieuno revealed how officers infamous Awkuzu SARS, Anambra stormed her apartment and took away her husband in 2017.

During her testimony before the panel, Edozieuno who petitioned the panel said the officers advised her to marry another man.

She told journalists in an interview that her husband, a businessman who lived in Benin Republic, Mr Johnson Edozienu had returned to Nigeria to visit her and her newborn baby when he was taken away by SARS officials.

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“We were in our house in Awka that fateful day in August 2017 when some gunmen broke into our house and took my husband. They also took away almost all our household properties and told me to go and marry another man that this one is as good as dead.

“They said my husband was a kidnapper. I did not even know where they came from, and at first, I didn’t even know they were policemen.

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“With the help of a friend, who is a police officer, we started looking for my husband. He took me to many police stations to know if they had him, but none of them had him. We went to Awkuzu SARS office, and that was where I saw three of the men who came and arrested my husband.

“I took a lawyer and we went to court. It was in court that the counsel representing SARS told us that my husband was dead. They said he was a kidnapper. I dated my husband for a long time before we got married. He is not a kidnapper. I lived in Benin and that was where we knew each other. I later relocated to Nigeria. My husband is from Aguleri,” she said.

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Daily Post reports that Edozieuno prayed the judicial panel release her husband’s corpse for burial and also demanded considerable compensation for her loss.

Chairman of the panel, Rtd Justice V.N Umeh, however, assured Edozieuno that the petition was well-received and that it would go into investigation and make recommendations, after which, they would invite her.