The former Officer in charge of Special Anti Robbery Squad SARS Awkuzu, Anambra state, Mr James Nwafor, on Tuesday refused to appear before the Anambra judicial panel of inquiry on police brutality extrajudicial and extrajudicial killings and other matters.
He was supposed to appear before to answer questions on some allegations of extrajudicial killings, maiming and others while in charge of the SARS in the state.
The Chairman of the panel Justice Veronica’Umeh (rtd) had during last sitting ruled that Mr James Nwafor would be invited to answer allegations leveled him and some of his officers and men .
At the panel venue many people had come see James Nwafor,as expectations were high that he would honor the invitation but those at the panel were disappointed that he did not show up.
However, it was gathered that there was an alleged plan by some aggrieved persons whose relatives were either killed or wrongfully arrested to attack the embattled ex- police officer if he shows up at the government house venue for the panel of inquiry.
Counsel to the five petitioners Mr Abdul Mammod told the panel that he has closed his cases before it and could not go further since those accused of extrajudicial killings and brutality has refused to come.
He said that the panel that based on the terms of reference given to it cannot enforce the order to bring the accused to the panel.