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Coalition of Igbo group rise in defence of ex SARS commander, James Nwafor

A COALITION of four groups in Anambra state, have faulted those calling for the prosecution of former SARS Commander in the State, CSP James Nwafor as the real enemies of the people

Nwafor, who retired from the Police as a Chief Superintendent of Police, was allegedly linked to many killings during his time as commander of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad SARS in the state.

But four coalition groups in Anambra state, have described the allegation as unfounded, adding that those accusing him were ignorant of what he did in Igbo land

The groups are, Anambra Security Network (ASN), Nnewi Elders Forum (NEF), Awka Consultative Assembly (ACA) and Anambra Traders Union (ATU).

In a statement Saturday on in Awka, the spokesperson for the groups, Chief Simon Okonkwo, said Nwafor even went as far as Abia, Imo, Ebonyi, and Enugu to fish out criminals during his time.

They said without Nwafor, the entire Southeast would have been sacked from their respective states as prominent citizens of the states were not coming home again for fear of being abducted.

“Contrary to Igbo customs and tradition, they were conducting traditional marriages in Abuja, Lagos and other places outside Igbo land where they were residing because of fear of being abducted and killed by suspected kidnappers.

“Most of the people condemning Nwafor lacked knowledge of the dynamics of hunting down criminals,” Okonkwo said.

The groups insisted that Nwafor rescued many prominent persons in the State, who were abducted by kidnapers between 2011 and 2017.

The group mentioned names of prominent Easterners the former SARS commander rescued from the claws of kidnappers in Nnewi, Awka, Onitsha, Ekwulobia, Lagos, Owerri, Port Harcourt and other parts of country.

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